Award-winning director Ava DuVernay has out done herself once again. This time, she used her storytelling abilities to narrate her recent work on the limited Netflix series When They See Us, a tear-jerking depiction of the infamous Central Park jogger case. The series sheds light on five teenagers: Raymond Santana Jr., Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, Antron McCray, and Kevin Richardson who were wrongfully imprisoned after being coerced into confessing to a crime they did not commit.
The dramatic 4-part mini-series has been trending on media platforms since its release on May 31. It chronicles the stories of the five teenagers, later known as the Central Park Five, spanning over the course of 25 years from the start of the case, the brutal interrogations, their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached in 2014.
You will feel real pain while watching the pain inflicted on the five teenagers. You will cry real tears when the characters accurately portray the hardships these men faced as they grip your heart. And you will feel real anger at the systemic inequality and mistreatment these boys suffered by the hands of a biased system that is suppose to protect, with liberty and have justice for all.
Check out the trailer above, and grab a tissue if you plan on making it to the end.