Ava Marie DuVernay is a successful director that took up another difficult challenge. She is going to bring on Netflix a production about a real-life situation. The five-episode TV show will be true to the Central Park Five case. The story will follow five teenagers that were wrongfully accused of rape in 1989. After 25 years, the convicted persons were freed.
The Central Park Five Case Received New Evidence after 25 Years
The director of “Selma” and “13th” isn’t afraid of big challenges. Ava DuVernay is going to be the writer and director who will bring the case of Central Park Five in the homes of people through Netflix streaming service. The miniseries follows five teenagers from 1989 to 2014. The trial concerned four black and one Latino youngsters who were charged for the rape of a 28-year-old woman who used to go jogging in Central Park.
However, their reputation was restored, but only after 25 years. The real author of this grave sexual assault was a serial rapist who eventually confessed his deeds. Adding ulterior DNA evidence, the five teenagers escaped any incrimination in this case.
DuVernay Wants to Show the World the Injustice the Five Men of Color Had to Indure
The Netflix production might touch some other sensitive topics that stem from this terrifying main story. The current President of the United States was involved in this lawsuit. After the teenage boys had been found guilty in 1989, Donald Trump advocated for the reinstatement of the death penalty.
“The story of the men known as Central Park Five has riveted me for more than two decades.”
DuVernay also shares personal reasons for her decision to start such a project. She stated that the Central Park Five case haunted her for twenty years. DuVernay is determined to expose the injustice that the five boys of color had to go through due to a faulty system. The director intends to show the struggles the wrongfully convicted men experienced from constrained confessions to incarceration for the wrong reasons.
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