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Spike Lee premieres University of Missouri film near campus

A Spike Lee documentary about protests at the University of Missouri this fall, which were spurred by what activists said was administrators' indifference to racial issues on campus, made its premiere Wednesday night at a theater near the campus.

Lee worked with ESPN to make the documentary, "2 Fists Up," which examines how the Black Lives Matter movement sparked activism at the University of Missouri and the rest of the county.

Lee contacted the university to set up a screening of a one-hour version of the film, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported.

It was shown at the Missouri Theatre in downtown Columbia. About 800 people were in attendance, the Columbia...