Filmmaker Spike Lee helped open doors for many of today's black filmmakers. (Google Images)
Filmmaker Spike Lee helped open doors for many of today’s black filmmakers. (Google Images)

Writing for The Root, The Burton Wire’s editor-in-chief Nsenga K. Burton highlights black filmmakers that changed the game for blacks in the Hollywood film industry. Filmmakers include William Foster, Eloyce Gist, Euzhan Palcy, Sidney Poitier, Oscar Micheaux, Ava DuVernay and Spike Lee of course.

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