When They See Us, a powerful Netflix miniseries, is directed by Ava DuVernay and tells the story of the Central Parts 5– five boys who were falsely accused of horrible crimes and who served prison terms because of it. The Central Parts 5 were Korey Wise, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Antron McCray and Kevin Richardson. This is an important movie and we are excited to share it with you.
WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE from USAAudiences’ The Turnout to see Eloy’s review of When They See Us.
ABOUT DIRECTOR AVA DUVERNEY
Ava DuVernay is an American filmmaker and film distributor. She won the directing award in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the first black woman to win the award. For her work on Selma (2014), DuVernay became the first black female woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director, and also the first black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2017, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for her film 13th (2016).
DuVernay’s 2018 fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time, had a production and marketing budget between $150 million and $250 million, making her the first black-American woman to direct a live-action film with a budget of that size. That film also made her the first black-American woman to direct a film that earned at least $100 million domestically, though the movie failed to turn a profit. The following year, she created, directed, and co-wrote the Netflix drama miniseries When They See Us, based on the 1989 Central Park jogger case, which earned critical acclaim. READ MORE ON WIKIPEDIA