Never one to shy away from a controversy-infused spotlight, Spike Lee has thrown his hat into the already-crowded ring full of post-Hurricane Katrina documentaries. The filmmaker was on CNN yesterday, promoting his memoirs (Spike Lee: That's My Story and I'm Sticking to It), when an anchor asked him if he'd thought about making a film investigating the rumors that the government might have intentionally bombed the levees in order to fatally flood the poor, black district known as the Ninth Ward, whilst sparing the French Quarter. Lee responded that he's already begun working on an HBO documentary, called When the Levee Broke. Although Army officials have already dismissed the rumors, Lee told CNN's Daryn Kagan that he thinks they're still worth looking into: "I don't put anything past the United States government," he said. "I don't find it too far-fetched that they tried to displace all the black people out of New Orleans." HBO confirmed that they've signed a deal with Lee for the documentary, but the network didn't release any additional details.
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