When They See Us: Inside the Netflix limited series that has social media buzzing

When They See Us
When They See Us

Based on true events of on 19 April 1989, a brutal rape occurred in Central Park, which saw five teens wrongly accused of a crime they didn’t commit. The series spans 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014. When They See Us highlights the different phases of the criminal justice system and dissects how they can get it wrong. In this case, it altered and took away the innocence of five teens. Sadly, the American criminal justice system today is still unequal for black men.

The below behind-the-scenes video featuring interviews with The Exonerated Five (Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Jr., Korey Wise) and Ava DuVernay, among others.

Behind The Scenes with When They See Us 

Ava DuVernay behind the scene directing images:

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24