‘When They See Us’ is an insightful miniseries about a heart-wrenching subject

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In only four episodes, When They See Us sheds insightful new light on a subject already covered widely by the media over the years. 

Ava DuVernay’s miniseries takes a closer look at the The Central Park Five case, offering an intimate glimpse into the lives of the black and Latino men who were arrested and falsely convicted for sexually assaulting a woman in 1989 but then exonerated in 2002 after the real rapist confessed. The episodes chronicle their time as teenagers on the night of the arrest through their trial, prison sentence, exoneration, and the difficulties in rejoining the world. Their journey is distressing to watch because we know the outcome of it all — that these boys will spend the better part of their youth in prison for a crime of which they are innocent. Read more…

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