Listen to NewsRadio KOGO on Friday, June 12 at 8:10am to hear Spike Lee talk with Ted Garcia and LaDona Harvey about race relations, the protests, the Black Lives Matter movement, and his new Netflix movie "Da 5 Bloods".
Spike Lee is an Academy Award winner, a film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and professor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced more than 35 films since 1983.
Lee's work has continually explored race relations,colorism in the black community, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues. He has won numerous accolades for his work, including an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, a Student Academy Award, a BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, two Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and the Cannes Grand Prix. He has also received an Academy Honorary Award, an Honorary BAFTA Award, an Honorary César, and the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize.
Lee's films Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, and were each selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
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