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The Central Park Five

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Central Park Five


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Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the "Central Park 5" -- a group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted and jailed for brutally raping a white woman in New York.
Title: The Central Park five
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Arlington, Va.] :, PBS :, Distributed by PBS Distribution,, c2013.
Edition: Widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Interviews with the filmmakers; After the Central Park Five (13 min.).
Originally produced in 2012.
Summary: Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the "Central Park 5" -- a group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted and jailed for brutally raping a white woman in New York.
Audience: TV parental guidelines rating Not rated CHV rating 14A.
Local Note: 1 2
ISBN: 9781608838547
1608838544
Branch Call Number: DVD 364.1523 CEN
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Report This Jul 02, 2013
  • Glencoe_Mike rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Mostly well-done and interesting and certainly better paced than most Ken Burns documentaries.

Report This Jun 08, 2013
  • PrimaGigi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Looking at the city now and how "safe" it has become versus what it was from the primordial soup that was economic tension (which there still is in this city, but it's blatantly hidden into and bundled together as gentrification) makes you shudder at how underhanded the system of justice in New York still is. I saw the startling correlations between the Central Park Five and that of Stop and Frisk.

Report This Jun 02, 2013
  • wxgirl55 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I forced myself to watch this entire documentary, because initially it made me feel so uncomfortable I wanted to turn it off. But I somehow felt that by turning away from the ugly truth meant that I was condoning it... so I watched. This is a very powerful film. For a complicated story with so many threads, they've done a remarkable job of pulling them all together and laying out this unjust and ugly societal tapestry that started that night in April 1989. I do agree with an earlier reviewer who suggested the film be shortened a bit, but this documentary serves it's purpose exceedingly well in uncovering what really happened to The Central Park Five.

Report This Apr 27, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was a well done documentary which shows the miscarrigaes of justice for so many people. However, it could have been a bit shorter by condensing the beginning when it became a bit repeatitive, rather then informative, when showing the integrogations of the suspects.

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Report This Jun 08, 2013
  • PrimaGigi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

PrimaGigi thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Report This Apr 27, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

btmslt thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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