Spike Lee on his role as an artist in tumultuous times: ‘I’m built for this’ | Curio

Spike Lee on his role as an artist in tumultuous times: ‘I’m built for this’

11 mins | Jun 16, 2020

"Race relations today are a direct response to having a black president." Da 5 Bloods, an American war drama exploring how the Vietnam War affected black soldiers in particular, has been released on Netflix to critical acclaim. It's the latest film by legendary director Spike Lee, known for his unique visual style and never fearing to tackle social issues about race and gender. In this piece Ann Hornaday, from The Washington Post, interviews him.

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From The Washington Post