The film for discussion is The Central Park Five, a documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After the accused spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.
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Professor Tas Salini is a producer, writer and director with over 24 years of film industry experience. He has directed over 110 music videos that have aired on MTV (USA & Europe), BET and cable and satellite channels worldwide. He has produced and directed seven documentaries including A 20 Year Journey featuring the Grammy winning band Inner Circle and the award winning documentary The Pan Am Story which aired on PBS. Further, Salini produced, wrote and directed the romantic comedy Gringo Wedding, a feature film released theatrically and distributed internationally.
He has taught photography, film/video production in England and Austria and currently teaches Film Appreciation and Film History at Broward College.