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the story of a true case that gripped the country and raised questions about the US justice system is coming to Netflix acquires pressure you want in on the real man , recognition , directed and co written by ava duvernay when the CS tells the story of the Central Park five the name given to five black and Hispanic teenagers who in nineteen eighty nine were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in new York's Central Park we're duvernay who's tackled issues of criminal justice before like in her Netflix documentary thirteen getting the story right was pivotal everything we have to make sure I got it right including working with them very closely intron McRae Kevin Richardson Yussef Salaam Raymond Santana and Corey whites were between fourteen and sixteen at the time of the rape peace will do anything , it was because of the initially confessed to a crime so atrocious one prominent New Yorker called for their execution without any physical evidence linking the five to the crime we were found guilty and spent years behind bars but in two thousand two their convictions were vacated after another man confessed to the crime and DNA tied him to the rape but the scars live on he had some types of it was a painful experience to see the , in twenty fourteen New York City agreed to pay forty million dollars to the five men the series will be released on may thirty first