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In the wake of his magnificent PBS documentary The Dust Bowl, Ken Burns has a new film opening in theaters that couldn’t be more different yet also explores a dark chapter in recent American history. The Central Park Five is based on a book by the filmmaker’s daughter Sarah Burns, and was made in collaboration with her and David McMahon. It tells the story of a crime that shocked New York (and the nation) in 1989, when a female jogger was raped and brutalized one night in Central Park…and how the police department, and city prosecutors, railroaded five teenage boys who had nothing to do with the incident. Four of the five boys—now grown men—are...

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