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Spike Lee: channelling America’s Black rage

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New York (AFP) – Spike Lee has been captivating and provoking audiences since the 1980s with his frank depictions of America’s racial tensions, infused with his signature mix of entertainment, activism and rage. He is the first Black man to head the jury at the Cannes Film Festival, which helped launch his career back in 1986 when his shoestring debut “She’s Gotta Have It” won the Youth Award.  Since then, he has gone on to make several landmark films about Black America, while also branching out into very different styles.  In the process, he has blazed a trail for new generations of Black fi…

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