13th director Ava DuVernay is taking on a different project for Netflix, this time focusing on the 5-component miniseries telling the story of the Central Park 5.
The Central Park 5 was a group of 5 teens of colour (normally referred to as males as in the cited Hollywood Reporter write-up since racism generally treats black and brown adolescents as adults), Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Smart, who have been wrongly convicted of a brutal rape of a jogger in 1989.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 6, 2017
About the series, DuVernay says, “I had an extraordinary expertise operating with Netflix on 13th and am overjoyed to continue this exploration of the criminal justice program as a narrative project with Cindy Holland and the group there. The story of the males recognized as the Central Park 5 has riveted me for additional than two decades. In their journey, we witness 5 innocent young males of colour who have been met with injustice at each turn—from coerced confessions to unjust incarceration to public calls for their execution by the man who would go on to be the president of the United States.”
It is particularly notable that Donald Trump, when he was nonetheless in true estate in 1989, was vocal about this incident. Trump took out a reported $85,00 in newspaper advertisements calling for a reinstatement of the death penalty and has under no circumstances apologized. Rather, he’s claimed again that they were guilty just last year.
Netflix VP of original content material Cinday Holland says, “This is 1 of the most talked-about situations of our time, and Ava’s passionate vision and masterful path will bring the human stories behind the headlines to life in this series.”
The series is set for release in 2019.
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