On April 20, 1989, the barely alive body of a woman is discovered in Central Park, and within days five black and Latino teenagers confess to her rape and beating. The young men are convicted, despite the fact that the teens quickly recant their inconsistent and inaccurate confessions and that no blood or DNA tests tie any of them to the victim.
Tells of the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, a sharecropper's son who elevated an entire race and country when he broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947. The film illuminates Robinson's place as a leader and icon of the civil rights movement whose exemplary life and aspirational message of equality continues to inspire generations of Americans.
Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the "Central Park 5" -- a group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted and jailed for brutally raping a white woman in New York.
Jeff and Anne, two close friends and co-workers who are embarrassingly unlucky at love, hatch a plan to transform themselves over the course of a sex-and-alcohol-fueled summer into the cool, confident people they aspire to be. What starts an exhilarating adventure of self-discovery turns into a laugh-out-loud experiment as Jeff and Anne progressively lose their identities, their dignity, and quite possibly each other.
Ken Burns presents and follows the transformation of a single struggling, impoverished Atlanta neighborhood over several years as community members apply a radical holistic revitalization program to improve the lives of every resident.