“This is a work that wants viewers to see these people, and the fullness of their humanity, above everything else.” This is why, we want to watch this miniseries with YOU! Join us on Sunday, July 7th for a full screening following by dinner and an insightful conversation led by Sr. Ieasha Prime. It’s important that we get together as a community to openly address systemic oppression and discrimination, we urge you to join us at MAS DC Community Center!
“In 1989 a jogger was assaulted and raped in New York’s Central Park, and five young people were subsequently charged with the crime. The quintet, labeled the Central Park Five, maintained its innocence and spent years fighting the convictions, hoping to be exonerated. This limited series spans a quarter of a century, from when the teens are first questioned about the incident in the spring of 1989, going through their exoneration in 2002 and ultimately the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014. The cast is full of Emmy nominees and winners, including Michael K. Williams, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, and Blair Underwood. Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Ava DuVernay co-wrote and directed the four episodes.”