The Documentaries of Spike Lee and Sam Pollard (Film Series)
Presented in association with the Yale Summer Film Institute
Working together and separately, Spike Lee and Sam Pollard have produced a series of ground-breaking documentaries on African-American history. These include If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise (2010), a follow-up to critically-acclaimed documentary on the effects of Hurricane Katrina, When the Levees Broke (2006). The latter was presented at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in 2007.
This year, Festival takes an opportunity to look at their work in greater depth, with screenings of several important documentaries in their collaboration.
All events take place at the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St