Summer of Sam director Spike Lee has won the top U.S. journalism award for his anti-government film that covers the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Lee was honored with a George Polk Award for his documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, which documents life after the terrible storm of Katrina hit in August 2005.
Along with Lee, producer Sam Pollard was also honored for illustrating on film how the American government so poorly handled the New Orleans situation post-Hurricane Katrina.
Lee & Pollard have worked together on other such films as Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Girl 6, Clockers as well as Bamboozled. The duo will be honored with the coveted George Polk Award at a ceremony in New York April 22.
A congrats to the pair for their excellence in documentary filmmaking.