By: Kayla Reyes
On 30th anniversary of the attack, Netflix released the first official trailer for Ava DuVernay’s central park five series When They See Us.
We recently reported, Ava DuVernay is creating a series about the central park five - five black and latino men who were wrongfully convicted of raping a female jogger in central park in April 1989. The series is told from the perspective of the five men - Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. The four part series will follow the men throughout the 25 years from when the attack first happened up until they reached a settlement with the city of New York.
The trailer shows the injustice of the criminal justice system for young people of color. The scenes are powerful, emotional and will have you at the edge of your seat. You can feel the pain and fear within the boys. The trailer shows scenes from inside the courtroom, from fans protesting, and even heartbreaking moments of the parents defending their children.
When They See Us launches May 31st. Take a look at the trailer below and let us know if you will be watching!