Sam Pollard has been working as a feature film and television editor and documentary producer/director for nearly 30 years. He and I worked together on two documentary series for PBS, I’ll Make Me a World and Eyes on the Prize. His other documentary credits include Goin’ Back to T-Town and the series The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow and American Roots Music.
Sam has edited several dramatic features directed by Spike Lee, including Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Girl 6, Clockers, and Bamboozled. For HBO, he and Lee produced and Sam edited the documentary 4 Little Girls, an Academy Award–nominated film about the 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, that claimed the lives of 11-year-old Denise McNair and 14-year-olds Addie ...