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february, 2020

mon24feb6:00 pm8:00 pmDocumentary: Ken Burns: The Central Park Five6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Pico Rivera LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Film


(Monday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Pico Rivera Library

9001 Mines Ave, Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Event Details

The Central Park Five, a 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. Set against the backdrop of a city beset by violence and facing deepening rifts between races and classes, The Central Park Five intertwines the stories of these five young men, the victim, police officers and prosecutors. The film illuminates how law enforcement, social institutions, and media undermined the very rights of the individuals they were designed to safeguard and protect. Not rated. This program is for adults.

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