Legendary film director and die hard Knick team supporter, Spike Lee might be taking the controversy of the University of Missouri protests to the small screen on ESPN with a 30 for 30 documentary on the involvement of the football team.
The University of Missouri protests were based around the school not taking seriously the complaints of African American students experiencing racism within the school. The protests would lead to a student leader doing a hunger strike and the African American football players deciding to boycott football activities until the president of the school, Tim Wolfe resigns, which he eventually did. Some of these events were documented in a 30 minute documentary titled, Concerned Student 1950, and Lee was in attendance of the screening of the doc. at the True/False film festival. According to reports from Indiewire, Spike is interested in some footage from the film for his 30 for 30 documentary. They said:
A surprise guest in the audience was Spike Lee, who Indiewire has learned is interested in using some of the footage from the documentary for his own ESPN 30 For 30 project about the Missouri football teams’ role in the protests.
This could be interesting.
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