Director to discuss documentary filmmaking, March 26

Documentary director Marshall Curry will discuss his Academy Award-nominated film “Street Fight” at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 26 in Whitley Auditorium. Sponsored by the School of Communications, the Liberal Arts Forum, and ElonDocs, Curry’s presentation is free and open to the public.

“Street Fight” was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary feature in 2005. The film followed the 2002 race for mayor in Newark, N.J. “Street Fight” won five different awards from multiple film festivals and the Writer’s Guild of America.

Curry is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where he was a Eugene Lang Scholar. He was also a Jane Addams Fellow at Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy, where he wrote about the history, philosophy, and economics of non-profit organizations.

Independently, he has shot, edited, and directed a number of short films including “The Day the Indians Won,” which tells the story of the Panará Indians in Brazil who successfully won back their land, and “Negril Elementary,” which chronicles an education project in Jamaica.

Curry previously worked as a senior producer at Icon Nicholson, a New York multimedia design firm, where he produced and directed interactive documentaries and websites for the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others.