TIFF Day 4 – The Central Park Five

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It does matter if you’re black or white – ★★★★★

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Directors: Ken Burns, David McMahon, Sarah Burns  //  Country: USA  //  Year: 2012  //  Language: English  //  Runtime: 119 minutes 

Ken Burns is best-known as a history documentary-maker and the man who pioneered the method of slowly zooming in on or panning across a photograph or illustration in order to create a sense of movement. For his latest film he teams up with his daughter Sarah and producer/director David McMahon to share the sensational story of a miscarriage of justice which saw five male teenagers – from black and Hispanic communities in harlem – serve between six and 13 years in prison for the alleged rape of a white woman in New York’s Central Park.

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TIFF 2012 – A look ahead

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| o | – It’s TIFF 2012 time!

 

I finished up at my job at the tail end of July and we all (@dunnez, @oheag2 and previously @parallellevision) moved out of our lovely old house on Toronto’s Davenport Road. Since then I have spent time faffing about with my family, camping in Canada’s wondrous Algonquin Park and travelling around the eastern side of the US. Usually you do all those things and then go back to your homeland, but since Christmas when I formulated this plan I knew I had to base my exit strategy from Toronto around one thing – TIFF.

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