"It was the most humbling, magnificent, jaw-dropping and truly spiritual experience that I've had as a filmmaker." - @Ava DuVernay on creating #WhenTheySeeUs
"The only just verdict in this case, is the verdict of not guilty on all accounts." - Mickey Joseph
Stand up, be heard, make change for you and your children. Aunjanue Ellis is Emmy nominated for her fearless role as Sharonne Salaam.
"I feel blessed to share in the storytelling of the Exonerated Five, those are my brothers, forever." - @niecynash1
We couldn’t be more proud of the #WhenTheySeeUs cast. Thank you, @TelevisionAcad for our 8 acting nominations.
Visibility is paramount. Thank you to the @TelevisionAcad for #WhenTheySeeUs' 16 #Emmys nominations.
Perceptions are not reality.
Who in your life has gotten you through the worst of times? Tag them below with words of appreciation. ❤️
Raymond Santana's story is not unique to those entrapped in the system. What are ways we can correctly rehabilitate former inmates? Comment below.
Raymond's story illustrated the vicious cycle of recidivism and the difficulty of full rehabilitation in a system designed for failure.
In the midst of darkness, love still blooms. We fell for Raymond and Tanya, how about you?
There’s power in truth. What did you learn in watching #WhenTheySeeUs?
@Ava worked with casting director Aisha Coley to assemble this amazing ensemble for #WhenTheySeeUs. They cast 179 parts in it with 117 speaking parts.
We see you, we love you.
Raymond Santana Jr. was only 14 years old when wrongfully convicted and spent almost 6 years in prison before being exonerated in 2002. What did you learn about the realities of post-incarceration in When They See Us?
"Plenty of Latinos born to immigrant parents know the feeling of having to serve as translators, to fend for themselves in situations where their parents are unequipped." @Remezcla breaks down the nuanced Latinx point of view in #WhenTheySeeUs.
Everything in @Ava's background has been leading her to this moment. @the.root
At Midnight PT, we begin to tell the true story of the boys they called the Central Park Five.
Keep dreaming, keep achieving. Don't let the world get you down. #WednesdayWisdom
"Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love." - Stevie Wonder #HappyMothersDay
Innocence is not lost, it’s taken.
What if all boys were created equal?
"El está en problema, y nadie lo quiere ayudar."
Let kids be kids.
"You watch 'em grow. And you start to think you did a good job, and then one night, you look away."