Spike Lee revolutionized the role of Black talent in cinema as a forerunner in the DIY school of independent film. Among his films are Miracle at St. Anna, Inside Man, 25th Hour, The Original Kings of Comedy, Bamboozled, School Daze, Jungle Fever, Mo' Better Blues, Malcolm X, and Summer of Sam. He showcased a series of provocative sociopolitical critiques in films like Girl 6, Get on the Bus, the Oscar®-nominated Do the Right Thing, and Clockers. His debut film, She's Gotta Have It, earned him the Prix de la jeunesse at Cannes in 1986. Born in Atlanta, Lee was raised in Brooklyn, later graduated from Morehouse College, and received his MFA in film production from NYU. He founded 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks and has had an extensive career creating commercial campaigns, documentaries (4 Little Girls, When the Levees Broke), and books about his films.