Hello friends, I would love for us to meet for dinner/drinks and discussion of Ava DuVernay’s new suspenseful miniseries about the notorious true story of the ' Central Park Five.' "When They See Us" lays out the all-too-common process by which five black and Latino teens were convicted of a crime they did not commit. In rendering their journeys, DuVernay pays careful attention to the terrifying power of language, especially the animalistic rhetoric with which prosecutors and journalists referred to the teens. (Donald Trump is referenced often, particularly in the second installment; he is depicted as the most powerful of the boys’ zealous detractors, not the sole purveyor of racial animus.) In its early installments, "When They See Us" also implicates New York media, and the ensuing frenzy of the public, in spurring along the boys’ wrongful verdicts. The series re-creates the glee with which people seized upon words such as wildin’, common slang for any range of boisterous behavior, as evidence of the boys’ inherent criminality.
I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION. THIS IS THE TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3F9n_smGWY
Please check out this very positive review: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/they-see-us-review-1211524
See you then!