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Spike Lee

Film Director, Producer, Writer and Actor,
40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks
USA
Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983.

Lee's movies have examined race relations, colorism in the black community, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues. Lee has received two Academy Award nominations and won numerous other awards, including an Emmy Award as well as the 2013 Gish Prize for his brilliance and unwavering courage in using film to challenge conventional thinking.

His latest Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is a 2014 revenge thriller film. It was the first of Lee's films to be funded through Kickstarter. The film was released on June 22, 2014 at the American Black Film Festival as the closing film. The film was released in theaters and on VOD on February 13, 2015, by Gravitas Ventures.

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