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Dec 9, 2022
Schuchman Documentary Center
Schuchman Documentary Cente...
The Central Park Five shines light on social ills
greetings everyone I am every time i watch the film it takes me back to that ever because I was me and Raymond actually with 14 years old so we were still learning ourselves during that time so experiencing that and knowing that we went through that it still sometimes feel like a living nightmare like I’m awake but I’m so sleep at the same time we’re just going through that experience it makes me in a man that I am today now I’m able to use this platform to speak to individuals and explain what happened to me and explain how we can avoid these things happening again so before I was very reserved to speak about those emotions those feelings that you know of the officers yelling at us intimidating us but at that moment when you’re telling the story because they must want to do my interview right for the film and so at that moment I knew that it was necessary I knew that this was the moment that would once you release from jail but I do have two specific questions how did you reconnect with a world outside of prison and how did you get back to your regular life and what kinds of things do you think you would want to share with you know we there’s a big gap in our lives that have to be filled and how do you fill it we don’t have the answer to that so the only thing that we can do with this move one head for one day at a time one step at expressions time 16 17 18 when those years and to just limit yourself but it gave us a sense of keep pushing forward and the raise our family you know I’m proud that I have a seven-year-old raima has a trophy roll free to you you know and I’m actually I’m getting married in June don’t like things I’ve happen imagino positive community just a blowie yet I always say a little thing all you want to do is to go home at that time and at that time played on target that was in the 80s and things that I get very far no but that’s all we wanted to do it that’s how I never stopped by today if you have a principle to stand on you stand on it then you move forward and never give up because when you give up and so for us we didn’t have that luxury you know there was times when we questioned you know how do we keep moving forward but we knew that we had no choice because the system itself wasn’t gonna let us stop so they kept pushing us and we had to push back they created who we are here I hope you’ll stay for it just after T performance thank you so much thank you you
The Central Park Five documentary raises important questions about race and class, the failings of our criminal justice system, legal protections for vulnerable juveniles, and basic human rights.
You can also watch the full film, captioned, via Kanopy Streaming online by clicking here. Click “Watch Now” and when the search for your institution screen appears, type in Gallaudet University. Then use the search box and type Central Park Five. Note that captions are sometimes not available when using Firefox; captions do work in Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.
For more information on The Central Park Five, please visit their website.
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