Spike Lee In Conversation Part 1

Spike Lee has been a pioneer of independent filmmaking and a strong proponent of African American culture, delving into the perplexities of race and identity. Twenty years after the original release of Do The Right Thing, a film that inspired directors including Jim Jarmusch and Martin Scorsese, its legacy remains as strongly felt as ever. Spike Lee, still an active film and documentary maker but also a professor at NYU, speaks about his enduring career, his autonomy as an artist and explains why Do The Right Thing remains one of the most stirring films of its generation. This event formed part of BFI Southbank's Fight the Power: Do The Right Thing in Context season.

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With thanks to The Independent


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