Arts & Entertainment

Film as an Agent of Change

Spike Lee

Lesson time 08:31 min

Spike discusses the filmmaker’s responsibility to bring diversity to the film industry—both on screen and behind the scenes.

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Topics include: American Cinema and the History of Denigration • Re-Examining the Myth of American Greatness • Spike’s Cinematic Mission • Holding the Mirror to Society • Redefining the Industry

About the Instructor

Spike Lee didn’t just direct his award-winning 1986 feature debut, She’s Gotta Have It. He was also the writer, star, truck driver, location scout, electrician, and caterer, because that’s what it took to get his film made. In his first-ever online directing class, the visionary behind Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, and 25th Hour lets you in on his uncompromising approach to filmmaking. Learn about writing, self-producing, working with actors, and making movies that break barriers.

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Spike Lee

Academy Award–winning filmmaker Spike Lee teaches his approach to directing, writing, and producing.

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