It’s been about a year since film director, Spike Lee’s debut in the Valley, and last night he made his return at ASU’s Gammage Theatre. The 90 – minute discussion kicked off with Lee giving a run-down on his experiences growing up and finding his way into the film Industry, gun control and diversity within Hollywood.
He encouraged students at ASU to follow their dreams and move forward with goals that they’d aspire to achieve.
Follow what it is that makes you happy,” he said “No one said it would be easy… there’s no such thing as overnight success.
He also expressed his concerns with #OscarsSoWhite and representation stating how necessary diversity plays a part for the audience viewing films.
In regards to his controversial film,”Chiraq” that released last May, he expressed his concern with gun control. “During that time while we were filming (a year) , 330 people were wounded and shot. 56 were murdered… The numbers have gone up… I’m very relieved that have rules about guns in this country…”