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Sam Pollard is an Academy Award nominated and multiple Emmy winning producer, director, and editor. His professional accomplishments span almost thirty years. He has directed and produced an accolade of noteworthy documentaries, such as Brother Outsider, Eyes On The Prize II: America at the Racial Crosswords, I’ll Make Me A World: Stories of African-American Artists and Community, and Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun for American Masters. Pollard has also worked extensively on Spike Lee’s films, including editing Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever,Girl 6, Clockers, Bamboozled, and When the Levees Broke. As well, Mr. Pollard and Mr. Lee co-produced a couple of documentary productions for the small and big screen: Spike Lee Presents Mike Tyson, and Four Little Girls, a feature-length documentary about the 1965 Birmingham church bombings which was nominated for an Academy Award. His productions have won multiple Emmy Awards, George Foster Peabody Awards, the George Polk Award, the NAACP Image Award, and the Pare Lorentz Award from the International Documentary Association. Pollard is also a Professor of Film Studies at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.
This interview was done with him at the Center for Documentary Studies in Durham, NC during the Full Frame Film Festival, 2013.