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Uploaded on Nov 20, 2008

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SPIKE LEE & JAMES McBRIDE in conversation with Paul Holdengräber on "Miracle at St. Anna," LIVE from the NYPL, September 26, 2008.

Spike Lee's film "Miracle at St. Anna" chronicles 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 a screenplay adapted by James McBride, it is a story about redemption, and triumph over the bleakest of experiences.

The book, "Miracle at St. Anna, The Motion Picture," is a visual tribute to not only this epic, but also to countless African American soldiers who risked their lives for a country by which they were treated with less respect than the enemy they were fighting. The book includes costume designs, storyboard sketches, personal text by Spike Lee, a full scriptbook, and archival material from the Second World War.


Filming: One Dream Sound
Editing: Sebastian Howard

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