"The Central Park Five" Screening and Panel Discussion


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  • Speaker: Ken Burns
  • Host Department: race
  • Date: 03/23/2013
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Location: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Ave., Ann Arbor MI 48104

  • Description:

    Documentary-filmmaker Ken Burns returns to his hometown of Ann Arbor to screen his latest film, The Central Park Five (2012), which examines the infamous 1989 New York "Central Park Jogger" case when five black and Hispanic teenage boys were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for the rape of a white female jogger.  The Central Park Five recently had its premiere in New York City and has received positive press from The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune.

    Following the screening, Burns will be joined on stage by Raymond Santana (one of the "Five"), and Steve Drizin, Director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University along with discussion moderator David Moran, Director of the Michigan Innocence Clinic and Michigan Law School Professor.


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