“The Central Park Five,” now in local theaters, documents two different kinds of crime. First, the rape and beating of a 28-yearold white woman jogger left for dead in April of 1989. Secondly, the conviction and imprisonment of five black and Hispanic kids—aged 14 to 16. They were innocent of that brutal assault and finally exonerated in 2002. The documentary is based on a book by Sarah Burns.
Ken Burns, Acclaimed American documentarian who directed such documentaries as “The Civil War”, “Baseball”, “Jazz” and now “The Central Park Five”.