Spike speaks on race in America, social media’s role in uprisings across the world, and his thoughts on police brutality.
Director Spike Lee on race in America: “If you’re African-American in this country, you know what the deal is.” Fusion’s Jorge Ramos spoke to Lee about his latest documentary “I Can’t Breathe,” problems with the NYPD, race in America and the impact of social media on his projects.What do you think?
Spike has fully embraced the digital age and has announced that he will produce a film made from cell phone footage. The film’s theme will revolve around the way music tells the story of humanity and people will be able to submit there own text, video, and music through website..Nokia Productions Full story below:
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Filmmaker Spike Lee has linked up with Nokia to direct a movie made with cell phone footage from everyday people in what he calls the democratization of film.
The film by Nokia Productions will consist of three acts. An “assignment” for each act will be announced online and people will then have four weeks to produce their submission.
“You are seeing first hand the democratization of film,” Lee said in a statement on Thursday. “Aspiring filmmakers no longer have to go to film school to make great work. With a simple mobile phone, almost anyone can now become a filmmaker.”
Okay people, all the former Clintonites are dropping like flies and crossing over to the Obama train. These johhnny come latelys are some of our most prominent politicians, stars, and entertainers. Next up is hip hop hater and movie maker Spike Lee. He seems to have had enough of Clinton’s pathological lying and the Bosnia flap seems to have broken the straw on the camel’s back.
“Barack told me the first date he took Michelle to was ‘Do the Right Thing,'” noted Lee, who says he told the Illinois senator, “Thank God I made it. Otherwise you would have taken her to ‘Soul Man.’ Michelle would have been like, ‘What’s wrong with this brother?'”
When Barack wins the presidency, it will have been by the people, not these house negroes who were scared to endorse him in the beginning when Billary was seen as the inevitable Democratic nominee.
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