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Street Fight; Vol. 5



 
Oscar nominated film by Marshall Curry. "Street Fight" captures a bare-knuckle campaign battle in the streets and housing projects of Newark, New Jersey.  On one side, incumbent James’s old-school political machine works to crush anyone who dares question his campaign.  On the other, up-and-coming Booker faces vicious smear campaigns.  Is it possible to stay clean in a street fight?  It's a wild ride to see who wins and a great insight into how democracy, power and race play out in urban American politics.
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Oscar nominated film by Marshall Curry Street Fight follows the Newark race with notable depth and bravery. He gets under the skin of what makes this ugly election so important and pulls no punches getting to the truth. He mostly follows challenger Cory Booker as he tries to unseat incumbent Sharpe James, Newark's mayor for several decades. Booker, a political outsider with an Ivy League education, has a serious uphill battle against James, on old fashioned politician who gains his support by throwing parties for his constituents and appealing to their sense of civic pride even while he makes deals beneficial to big developers. James comes from the old-school of political campaigning where the election version of bare-knuckled brawling is the norm.

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Street Fight
Marshall Curry 2005 (82 minutes)
No Umbrella: Election Day in the City
Laura Paglin 2006 (26 minutes)
Battleground Minnesota
Gabriel Cheifetz 2004 (8 minutes)
Street Fight - The gloves come off in Marshall Curry's Oscar-nominated documentary chronicling the 2002 mayoral race in Newark, New Jersey. Street Fight captures this bare-knuckle campaign battle with a rugged take on how democracy, power, and race p
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