The Central Park Five
Screened in December 2012
Directors: Sarah Burns, David McMahon, and Ken Burns. Documentary about notorious rape case, entailing coerced testimonies and false imprisonments for five
men from Harlem. Interview subjects include Raymond Santana Jr., Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Yusef Salaam, Craig Steven Wilder, Jim Dwyer, Raymond Santana Sr.,
Angela Black, LynNell Hancock, Natalie Byfield, Michael Warren, Saul Kassin, Ed Koch, David Dinkins, Calvin O. Butts III. Screenplay: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon.Twitter Capsule:
A potent record of railroading, but again, the Five carry the narrative burden. Contexts, complicities vague.