Film

School Screening: Central Park Five

 
Grades 7—12
 
Apr 7—Apr 8, 2014
 
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LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 160min (includes Q&A)
RATED: NR
GENERAL ADMISSION: $7
Ticket price includes pre-show classroom workshop with a BAM teaching artist, study guide, post-show discussion, and Q&A.
 
 
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Directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McCahon | 2013

This compelling documentary unravels a contemporary civil rights tragedy, giving context to recent controversies surrounding racial profiling. In 1989, five black and Latino teenage boys were convicted and imprisoned for six to thirteen years for the assault of a female jogger in Central Park. They were not exonerated until a serial rapist confessed to the crime in 2002. Featuring groundbreaking interviews with city officials and the five pardoned men, The Central Park Five exposes the racial and social tensions at work in our city over the past 30 years.

Post-screening guests will be one of the filmmakers (David McMahon or Sarah Burns) and one of the Central Park Five.

Download the BAM teaching materials for Central Park Five
 
 
 
 

In-School Activity

Identify a central act of discrimination or violence in Central Park Five. Could something like that happen today? Why or why not?

COMMON CORE CONNECTION: SL.7-12.1

 
 

Study Guide

BAM study guides make Common Core State Standard connections clear and simple for every production and screening, providing specially-tailored teaching tools and lesson plans.

 
 

Preshow Workshop

BAM teaching artists visit your classroom for an engaging, interactive workshop, providing your students with invaluable information to deepen their understanding and experience of the performance or screening.

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