The Central Park Five

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The Central Park Five

June 25, 2014

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles The Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.

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The Film

The Central Park Five

June 25, 2014,
Doors: 7:00 pm, Show Time: 7:30 pm

Running time: 119 minutes

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Directed by Ken and Sarah Burns (IMDB) Film IMDB | Official Site

SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

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The Cause

Lookout Emergency Aid Society

Lookout Emergency Aid Society provides housing to the shelterless and connection to services in the community support, supervision, direction and aid to anyone whose needs are not addressed by others safe surroundings.


Learn more. Visit http://lookoutsociety.ca/

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About Reel Causes Society

Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation around the issues that affect us locally.

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