FEATURE EVENT | Tues June 25 • 7:15pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings Street (map)
94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes
♦ Live Skype Intro: Sarah Burns – Co-Director and Author ♦
Stay for Panel Discussion w/ Special Guests!
- Dave Dickson – Former Police Officer and current DTES Outreach Worker with Lookout Emergency Aid Society
- Christine Martin – Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services Society
- Doug King – Lawyer with Pivot Legal Society
SYNOPSIS: 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.
“Ultimately The Central Park Five is about human dignity. It is about five young men who lose their youth but maintain their dignity in the face of a horrific and unimaginable situation.”
A film by Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns; edited by Michael Levine; cinematography by Buddy Squires with Anthony Savini; original music by Doug Wamble.
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.