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Ava DuVernay trains her gaze on the Central Park Five

Yusef (Ethan Herisse) and his mom (Aunjanue Ellis) keep their heads up

NEARLY AN HOUR INTO AVA DUVERNAY’S NETFLIX MINISERIES When They See Us, four of the boys known as the Central Park Five are left alone together in a holding cell. (The fifth, Korey Wise, is locked in with adults because he’s 16.) They’ve just spent hours being interrogated—and intimidated—by police trying to prove they gang-raped a woman in the park and left her for dead. In

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