By the 1980s, the studios had a stronghold over the production industry, and it was hard for filmmakers to make unconventional movies. During that time, African American actors were still largely appearing in marginalized roles. Lee is a Black filmmaker/actor who could not possibly have made the film inside the Hollywood system, so he raised the funds to produce the movie himself. Join us to discuss how the elements of design and production reinforce Lee’s social commentary.
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