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Tribute: 2020 TBFF Lifetime Achievement Award

Film: BAMBOOZLED (restored version) Discussion with SPIKE LEE  

SPIKE LEE, for the 1st time at the Toronto Black Film Festival #TBFF20!

The Toronto Black Film Festival Is honored to pay tribute to the legendary filmmaker with the TBFF 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. An intimate evening where you will watch a restored version of his film BAMBOOZLED and hear the Oscar winning director and Cannes Film Festival’s first black Jury President, discuss his journey as a filmmaker as well as his views on the future of Black films and Diversity off/on screen; as well as his views on today’s socio-economic environment. A privileged moment with the legendary director of Do the right thing, Malcolm X, Blakklansman.

Moderator: Fabienne Colas Named 2019 Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Fabienne Colas is an actress, filmmaker, producer and entrepreneur. She is also the president and founder of the Fabienne Colas Foundation as well as the Montreal, Toronto and Halifax Black Film Festivals.

“Welcoming and paying tribute to the legendary Spike Lee at the 2020 Toronto Black Film Festival is a true privilege for us all and quite a coup for Toronto and the Festival. His commitment to independent cinema, his strength, determination, and activism in achieving social justice really make a difference in a world that, too often, tends to silence us. Today, our focus at TBFF is to go beyond ‘awareness’ with concrete ‘actions’ to foster the inclusion of diversity off and on camera!” Said Fabienne Colas, President and Founder of the TBFF.