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When They See Us Discussion

When They See Us

Date and Time

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Description

Join us for a virtual movie discussion of the Netflix mini-series,  When They See Us.  In 1989 a jogger was assaulted and raped in New York's Central Park, and five young people were subsequently charged with the crime. The quintet, labeled the Central Park Five, maintained its innocence and spent years fighting the convictions, hoping to be exonerated. This limited series spans a quarter of a century, from when the teens are first questioned about the incident in the spring of 1989, going through their exoneration in 2002 and ultimately the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014. The cast is full of Emmy nominees and winners, including Michael K. Williams, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, and Blair Underwood. Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Ava DuVernay co-wrote and directed the four episodes. Watch the mini-series on your own and join to discuss via Zoom as a group. *This is available for viewing on Netflix*

Contact

Allie Egrin

egrina@mail.gvsu.edu

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