Spike Lee shares short film ‘3 Brothers – Radio Raheem, Eric Garner and George Floyd’
In response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis policeman, Spike Lee shared a short film he's titled '3 Brothers — Radio Raheem, Eric Garner and George Floyd.' It juxtaposes the scene in his 1989 film Do the Right Thing of cops choking Radio Raheem to death, with the real footage of Floyd and the 2014 death of Eric Garner. "Will history stop repeating itself?" reads the opening credits.
The short premiered as part of CNN’s I Can’t Breathe: Black Men Living and Dying in America which aired Sunday night. Lee appeared on the program wearing a shirt emblazoned with 1619 -- the year regarded as the start of slavery in America. “How can people not understand why people are acting the way they are?” Lee said. "This is history again and again and again … This is not new. The attack on black bodies has been here from the get-go.”
You can watch Spike Lee's short film below.
Related: Killer Mike gave an impassioned speech over the weekend about George Floyd's death and the protests that have been going across the US in its wake. "I’m mad as hell," he said. "I’m tired of seeing black men die."