Tuesday, April 9, 2013

400 People at Page Hall for Central Park Five Event

Film director Sarah Burns (daughter of leading filmmaker Ken Burns) and her husband and
codirector David McMahon met with an Albany audience of approximately 400 at Page Hall last Friday following a screening of their award-winning documentary, Central Park Five.

Picture:  Sarah and David talk with the audience at Page Hall.

Special thanks to our cosponsors, the UAlbany School of Criminal Justice, and PBS station WMHT.

The documentary tells the story of five Harlem teenagers falsely convicted of the rape and attempted murder of a female jogger in Central Park in the 1980s.

Sarah and David has such a great time that they expressed a wish to come back to Albany with the "five," who are seeking damages from the City of New York.

More about the film:  http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/centralparkfive/