Spike Lee releases short film spotlighting police brutality, saying: “This is not new”
the film, 3 brothers, was released on twitter and compares scenes from the director’s 1989 film do the right thing with clips of the murders of george floyd and eric garner.
- Jenny Brewer
- 3 June 2020
- Reading Time
- 2 minute read
2020欧洲杯冠军预测in an accompanying cnn interview, lee responded to criticism of the protests across the us, saying: “this is history again and again and again. this is not new. we saw it in the 60s, with the assassination of dr king… people are reacting the way they feel they have to, to be heard. people are fed up. the attack on black bodies has been here since the get-go.” in the interview he’s wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the date 1619, the widely acknowledged date of the arrival of african labourers to virginia, us, and the beginning of slavery.
This comes the week before the release of the Oscar-winning BlacKkKlansman director’s new feature film on Netflix, an action-adventure film about four Black veterans who return to Vietnam 40 years after the war to recover the body of their squad leader alongside some buried treasure. The script was originally written about white soldiers but rewritten by Lee and Kevin Willmott to focus on Black soldiers, played by Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Norm Lewis.
2020欧洲杯冠军预测lee was also due to chair the cannes film festival jury this year, but that has been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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2020欧洲杯冠军预测spike lee: 3 brothers