WW2’s Buffalo Soldiers, a Spike Lee joint

spikeDirector Spike Lee is working on a new film that will reveal an untold story of Black leadership and valour during World War 2. The film is about the U.S. Army’s all-black 92nd “Buffalo Soldier” Division, which defended Italy from Nazi occupation in the 1940s. Based on the novel, Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride, the film will highlight the contributions of Black solders who died, risking their lives to liberate Europe while they suffered as second-class citizens at home. After dozens of World War 2 films including Dirty Dozen, Pearl Harbor, Saving Private Ryan, Schindlers List and Thin Red Line, it’s nice to see Spike reinvent the mold. The Black presence in World War 2 has been historically overlooked, I am anxious to see a Black perspective on this critical period in history. Filming, which is scheduled to start in 2008, will take place in Rome and the United States with a $45 million budget. Keep your eyes peeled for this one, yall. For more on the film, peep this article.

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Published on July 8, 2007 at 11:20 am. 20 Comments.
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