Netflix has just debuted a trailer, release date, and title for Ava DuVernay's four-part limited series about the Central Park Five.
When They See Us, the latest project from the director of Selma and A Wrinkle in Time, will explore the infamous case of five teenagers who were wrongly convicted of rape in 1990 and later exonerated.
Netflix's brief trailer plays out in a powerful continuous shot smoothly transitioning from one of the young men getting ready in his bedroom to being confronted by police and eventually ending up in custody, all while a voiceover dismisses him as a "little thug." DuVernay in a tweet on Friday said the film will explore the "millions of young people of color who are blamed, judged and accused on sight."
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When They See Us will be released on Netflix on May 31. Watch the trailer below. Brendan Morrow
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