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Central Park Five! - Reel Causes

Ranked 5th best documentary 2012 by New York Times!
94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes

A benefit for Lookout Emergency Aid Society (http://www.lookoutsociety.ca/)

♦ Live Skype Intro: Sarah Burns – Co-Director and Author of the best selling book"Central Park Five" ♦



SYNOPSIS: THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles The Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.


About Lookout Emergency Aid Society (http://www.lookoutsociety.ca/)

Lookout Emergency Aid Society provides housing to the shelterless and connection to services in the community support, supervision, direction and aid to anyone whose needs are not addressed by others safe surroundings.

Supported by Simon Fraser University’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement

 

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  • Jurgen

    Almost certain I can go. Looking forward to this highly rated doc and discussion afterwards.

    June 19, 2013

  • Jurgen

    This is a classic case where race and other stereotyping led to the false conviction of a white woman in NYC. Highly recommended; a masterpiece of doc film-making.
    -Juergen Dankwort, Director, Institute on Victimization & Social Injustice, Vancouver.

    June 19, 2013

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