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iW NEWS | SilverDocs to Fete Spike Lee

By Indiewire | Indiewire April 23, 2008 at 10:19AM

Academy Award-winning director Spike Lee will be honored at the Charles Guggenheim Symposium at June's SilverDocs festival, which takes place in Maryland near Washington, D.C. The event, named after the late, four-time Academy Award-winner Charles Guggenheim, honors a filmmaker who has "mastered the power of the documentary to capture current events, frame history and who inspires audiences with powerful explorations of the complexity of the human experience." "Spike Lee truly is truly a master storyteller; in both his contemporary and historical films, he uncovers the deep truths and unhealed wounds of the American experience while celebrating our resilience and passion," commented AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale in a statement. [Brian Brooks]
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Academy Award-winning director Spike Lee will be honored at the Charles Guggenheim Symposium at June's SilverDocs festival, which takes place in Maryland near Washington, D.C. The event, named after the late, four-time Academy Award-winner Charles Guggenheim, honors a filmmaker who has "mastered the power of the documentary to capture current events, frame history and who inspires audiences with powerful explorations of the complexity of the human experience." "Spike Lee truly is truly a master storyteller; in both his contemporary and historical films, he uncovers the deep truths and unhealed wounds of the American experience while celebrating our resilience and passion," commented AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale in a statement. [Brian Brooks]





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