Part of the Between The Lines Festival
Dir: Ken Burns & David McMahon & Sarah Burns
United States / 2012 / 119mins

No longer on sale

Date: Sun 1 March, 2015
Time: 16:15
Price: £7
There are currently no screenings of this film.

In April 1989, five black and Hispanic teenagers from Harlem were arrested for the brutal assault and rape of a white woman in Central Park. After hours of intense interrogations, the youths confessed and were sentenced to long prison terms.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, along with collaborators David McMahon and Sarah Burns, revisits the crime, with revelatory archive footage and contributions from many involved in the trial, to raise serious issues concerning the criminal investigation and a flawed American justice system.

Between The Lines is a three-day festival exploring the challenges facing documentary makers, investigative journalists and citizen reporters in the new media landscape.