The Silver Bullet ~ Central Park Five

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Synopsis: A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Release Date:  TBD

Thoughts: Top-tier documentarian Ken Burns has teamed up with his daughter and David McMahon to bring to light the shameful case of The Central Park Five…which saw the criminal justice system fail five men who spent years in jail for a crime they didn’t commit.  2012 has been a great year for documentaries and this searing look at a mishandling of justice and the heinous crime at the center of it all is one film I won’t miss.

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