Sharon Wood is a longtime documentary filmmaker. Her own films, KHETURNI BAYO: NORTH INDIAN FARM WOMEN and OUTSIDE IN SIGHT: THE MUSIC OF UNITED FRONT led to work as a writer on Oscar nominees TELL THE TRUTH AND RUN: GEORGE SELDES AND THE AMERICAN PRESS, and SUPER CHIEF: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF EARL WARREN, along with the Peabody and Columbia-duPont award winning THE CELLULOID CLOSET and PARAGRAPH 175. Between 2003-11, Wood was producer/writer for Lucasfilm’s documentary department, making 18 films on subjects from Leo Tolstoy to John Ford to the Middle East during World War I, as well as MANIFEST DESTINY, a series on U.S. foreign policy. Recent producing and/or writing credits include AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO… and THE BATTLE OF AMFAR. “The Art of Nonfiction Movie Making,” which Sharon co-authored with Oscar winners Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein, was published by Praeger-ABC Clio in 2012. A 2015 Fulbright Fellow in Turkey, Sharon met with historians who were by necessity translators from Ottoman Turkish, which sparked a growing curiosity about the art of translation.