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Spike Lee Shares New Short Film Uniting George Floyd and Radio Raheem Amidst Protests

Spike Lee Shares New Short Film Uniting George Floyd and Radio Raheem Amidst Protests

Director Spike Lee shared a short film with the world over the weekend. Lee has one question for everyone: "Will history stop repeating itself?" The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police has sparked outrage across the United States and the world. The director sees some direct correlations to the past when looking at current events, which gave him the idea to splice footage of his 1989 movie Do the Right Thing with the deaths of Floyd and Eric Garner for 3 Brothers.

3 Brothers-Radio Raheem, Eric Garner And George Floyd. pic.twitter.com/EB0cXQELzE

— Spike Lee (@SpikeLeeJoint) June 1, 2020

Eric Garner was killed in 2014 by the NYPD over allegations of selling single cigarettes. Like George Floyd, his death was shot on smartphones and shared with the world. In Do the Right Thing, Bill Nunn's Radio Raheem is also killed at the hands of law enforcement. Lee takes footage

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