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Death of George Floyd: Spike Lee denounces police violence in a shocking short film

2020-06-03T13:20:19.617Z

The New York director shared a video montage mixing images from his film Do The Right Thing with those of the death of this African-American citizen on social networks.



Only a few days left before discovering his new feature film on Netflix. But, before revealing Da 5 Bloods on the streaming platform, it's a completely different type of film that Spike Lee shared on social networks with 3 Brothers , a montage denouncing police violence that mixes amateur images and sequences of his film. Do The Right Thing.

Read also: Spike Lee: "Studios can no longer say that films with blacks don't work"

This 1.5-minute video shared on the New York filmmaker's Instagram page is dedicated to Eric Garner and George Floyd, two African-Americans killed by police after a routine check. The director parallels these images with that of his feature film of 1989 in which a black character is murdered by a police officer, while wondering: "Will history stop repeating itself?"

Since his beginnings in the 1980s, Spike Lee has made the defense of the black cause the common thread of his work. BlacKkKlansman , his latest feature film based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, featured an African-American cop infiltrated into the Ku Klux Klan. The film, which won awards at Cannes and the Oscars, ended with a montage of images of the riots caused by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Tributes to George Floyd have erupted in over 100 cities since his death on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These rallies turned this weekend into a wave of riots across the country. The National Guard, the army of reservists intended for the defense of the territory, was mobilized in fifteen states to reinforce the police and protect the firefighters, but without always being able to stop violence and destruction.

Read also: Our report in Minneapolis, in the epicenter of the riots that ignite the United States

In a formal address, US President Donald Trump announced his intention to restore order, warning that he would not hesitate to use military force.

Source: lefigaro

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