His second film this year, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee released a new short film called 3 Brothers. The short ties the tragic stories of Eric Garner and George Floyd to his character Radio Raheem from his 1989 film Do The Right Thing, all victims of police brutality.
The scenes from the film are spliced in with the real footage of Garner and Floyd, showing all three African-American men dying at the hands of white police officers restraining them by their necks as onlookers watch in terror.
During Spike Lee’s appearance on CNN’s I Can’t Breathe: Black Men Living and Dying in America on May 31, the 3 Brothers premiered along with Lee stating: “How can people not understand why people are acting the way they are?”, Lee said while wearing a “1619” shirt, representing the year that started slavery in America. “This is history again and again and again … This is not new. The attack on black bodies has been here from the get-go.”
See it below.