Academy Award-nominated director and screenwriter Spike Lee is working on an ESPN “30 for 30” documentary about the Missouri Tigers football team protests that rocked the campus this past season, according to IndieWire.
The report was born out of Lee’s presence at the True/False Film Festival, held annually in Columbia, specifically in Lee taking in the 30-minute documentary “Concerned Student 1950.”
Per IndieWire’s report, Lee was interested in using some of the documentary’s footage for a potential “30 for 30” piece.
If that is indeed the case, what a documentary that would be. Lee’s work is known for having something of a social commentary flair to it and given how the Tigers’ football team threatened to sit out games and practices amid extreme racial tension on campus and would not stop unless university president Tim Wolfe resigned, Lee could have quite a story to tell.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on this developing story!