Scott Thurman’s (’10 M.F.A.) documentary, The Revisionaries, about the Texas Board of Education’s review of science and social studies standards in public schools, received the Special Jury Prize at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York City this spring. The Revisionaries is screening at several film festivals.
Thurman had worked for news stations in Amarillo before he studied photography and printmaking and then came to UNT’s documentary filmmaking program.
His films at UNT included Smokey, a short documentary about an Elvis impersonator, which was screened at film festivals around the U.S. His idea for a documentary film about the Texas Board of Education originated with his thesis project, Standing Up to the Experts.
He next plans to make a feature-length documentary that addresses science education in the U.S.