On the next Fresh Air, Terry talks with Ava DuVernay, producer, director and co-writer of the Netflix series When They See Us, which depicts the story of the Central Park Five from the perspective of the five black and brown boys who were accused of brutally raping a woman in 1989. They spent years in prison, but their convictions were vacated when the actual rapist confessed. DuVernay also directed Selma, and the documentary 13th. Join Us.
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