Street Fight, the Oscar-nominated documentary, is a riveting story about the underbelly of American democracy. When Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Yale Law grad, takes on the four-term mayor of Newark, NJ, he gets an education in the politics of the streets. The city s political machine unleashes a campaign of harassment and voter intimidation, and the race unfolds amid accusations of terrorism, a Watergate-style burglary, and sexual scandal. When the election becomes racially charged a surprising twist for a battle between two African-American candidates voters are forced to ask what it means to be really black in America today.
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