Spike Lee Directs, “Wake Up,” a Five-Minute Campaign Film for Bernie Sanders

Earlier this month Spike Lee and Bernie Sanders, two Brooklyn natives, sat down and talked about politics and the state of our nation. Now, with the New York primary right around the corner, Spike drew on his filmmaking talents and directed a five-minute political campaign film for Bernie. It’s called simply “Wake Up,” and it features cameos by Dr. Cornel West, Susan Sarandon, and Harry Belafonte.

I can’t recall another instance where a major filmmaker shot an ad for a presidential candidate. If we’re overlooking something obvious (or less obvious), let us know in the comments and we’ll maybe feature it during this campaign season.

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