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Ava DuVernay Still Talks With Central Park Five ‘Almost Every Day’

Ava DuVernay Still Talks With Central Park Five ‘Almost Every Day’

When They See Us” writer and director Ava DuVernay still talks to the real-life subjects of the series almost every day.

“This morning I talked to three of them,” said DuVernay at a Tuesday night screening for the four-part Netflix series, which tells the true story of the five black and Latino boys who came to be known as the Central Park Five through their arrest, imprisonment and eventual exoneration. DuVernay first met one of the five, Raymond Santana Jr., in 2014, after he reached out to her on Twitter. Since then, she says she’s developed close relationships with all of them.

“These are my brothers, I’ve gotten to know these men for four years, I’ve sat in their homes, I’ve met their families,” said DuVernay.

“We talk a lot and it’s not even about this, it’s like, Korey’s moving into a new apartment,

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