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LiL SoSo Productions, The RootDC, FRESHH, Inc and WETA TV 26 are proud to present an advance screening of THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns which 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. Directed and produced by Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns, the film chronicles the Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice. For more information on the film click here.
A talk back immediately following the screening will feature:
Christopher Jenkins, Editor, The RootDC
Yusuf Salaam, Central Park Five defendant
Daniel Okonkwo, Executive Director, DC Lawyers for Youth
Jonathan Stith, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Please note: RSVP is limited to two people per registration and does not gurantee entry. Tweeting? Use #CP5LSP when sharing about the event.
THIS SCREENING SOLD OUT?: We also have a screening scheduled for Wednesday, April 10th at Prince George's Community College in Largo, MD at 6:30PM. Yusuf Salaam will be in attendance as part of a similar panel. RSVP here.