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When They See Us


Ava DuVernay’s four-part limited series tackles the Central Park Five case, where five Harlem teenagers were accused of raping a white woman in 1989 – and only finally exonerated in 2014.

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Each episode has its own most-valuable players either in front of or behind the camera, but the entire series is elevated by the two sets of actors who embody the Central Park Five. … Taken as a whole, there’s a lot to recommend When They See Us. It does as much as it can to recast the gaze on Black and brown people, eliciting empathy and the desire for justice. It demonizes the right people and demands your fury over the events presented. Full Review

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