Published 5 months ago
Netflix premiered When They See Us, on May 31st. This story based on true events from 1989 was written and directed by Ava DuVernay to describe the injustice of five young boys from Harlem. With just four episodes, she conveyed the time period and torment that shattered the innocence in these young men, and the broken justice system. The Central Park Five case was not commonly discussed, and may not have even been known to this generation. DuVernay broke exposure to these men's stories, and how a night out in Central Park became the worst night of their lives.