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LIVE Conversation Portraits: SPIKE LEE and JAMES McBRIDE: Miracle at St. Anna

September 26, 2008

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Spike Lee in conversation with James McBride
instigated by Paul Holdengräber
direction and live drawings: Flash Rosenberg
video editor: Sarah Lohman

Spike Lee’s film, "Miracle at St. Anna," tells the story of four black American soldiers who are members of the US Army as part of the all African-American 92nd “Buffalo Soldier” Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II. Based on the novel and with screenplay by James McBride, it is a story about redemption and triumph over the bleakest of experiences.

"Miracle at St. Anna" is a tribute to the countless African American soldiers who risked their lives for a country in which they were treated with less respect than the enemy they were fighting.