Spike Lee: ‘You hope that black people will stop being hunted down like animals’ – video

Spike Lee spoke up on the US’s racial justice crisis in typically forthright fashion on the first day of the 2021 Cannes film festival, where he is president of the jury that will pick the winner of the Palme d’Or.

Having been asked a question about his 1989 film Do the Right Thing, in which a black youth, Radio Raheem, is killed by police, Lee responded: ‘I wrote it in 1988. When you see brother Eric Garner, when you see king George Floyd murdered, lynched, I think of Radio Raheem; and you would think and hope that 30 motherfucking years later, that black people stop being hunted down like animals.’

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