PN 65: Sam Pollard on Sammy Davis Jr, Spike Lee & St. Clair Bourne

Sam Pollard reflects on collaborating with Spike Lee, Henry Hampton and St. Claire Bourne; and on directing his latest film “Sammy Davis Jr: I Gotta Be Me.” Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers interviewed Pollard at TIFF Doc Conference in September 2017. You can watch an extended version of this interview at TIFF Originals on YouTube.

Hear Jon Else discuss Henry Hampton’s work on “Eyes on the Prize” on episode 40.

Ava DuVernay talked about the influence of Pollard’s film “Slavery by Another Name” on episode 26.

“Sammy Davis Jr: I Gotta Be Me” had its world premiere at TIFF. It’s currently playing film festivals and will come to PBS American Masters in the fall.

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