Director of Do the Right Thing and When the Levees Broke
Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. You already know the Academy Award-nominated classic Do the Right Thing and the Cannes’ favourite Jungle Fever. You cheered at Malcolm X, screamed during Summer of Sam, and felt enraged and empathetic watching When the Levees Broke, his Peabody-winning HBO documentary on Hurricane Katrina. You know the Nike Air Jordan ads. You may have seen his latest film, Chi-Raq, the modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago. You also know he’s one of the most influential directors of his generation. But do you really know Spike Lee?