when they see us

when they see us

directed by Ava DuVernay

When They See Us is a 2019 American drama web television miniseries created, co-written, and directed by Ava DuVernay for Netflix, that premiered on May 31, 2019. The series was inspired by the Central Park jogger case from 1989 in which a 28-year-old female jogger was attacked and raped in Central Park in New York City, leaving her in a coma for 12 days. Five juvenile males – four African-American and one Hispanic – were convicted of the crimes by juries in two separate trials in 1990. The convictions were subsequently vacated in 2002 (a legal position in which the parties are treated as though no trial has taken place).


on the title: ‘i became allergic to ‘the central park 5′ .. they are individuals’- ava

[another 30 min interview i can’t find again.. at the end.. ava being very poignant on the question – ‘how could you lie/confess about something you didn’t do’]


Ava DuVernay (@ava) tweeted at 5:11 PM – 31 May 2019 :
I called Korey Wise last night before #WhenTheySeeUs hit Netflix to remind him that it would be available in 190 countries. He paused for a second and then said, “So we’re about to be internationally known to rock the microphone.” We laughed. Yes, brother. Yes, you are! #Africa https://t.co/Yl6y3K3jbO (http://twitter.com/ava/status/1134598348638343168?s=17)


ACV (@_alexval_) tweeted at 9:38 AM – 4 Jun 2019 :
daily reminder that @ColumbiaLaw still pays one of the Central Park Five prosecutors to train future lawyers how to be trial attorneys #WhenTheySeeUsNetflix (http://twitter.com/_alexval_/status/1135933818727215104?s=17)


Ava DuVernay (@ava) tweeted at 10:25 AM on Sat, Aug 17, 2019:
“I’ll go down to the station with you. Your Moms will kill me if I don’t.” #WhenTheySeeUs https://t.co/1p7hAcCYzW


kalief browder story



prison ed

bryan stevenson

cure violence

cevin soling

peter m – (cure)(city)


matt taibbi