Spike Lee Releases Short Film on Police Brutality, Comparing George Floyd and Eric Garner to Radio Raheem

Filmmaker Spike Lee debuted his latest short film on Sunday night during the CNN special I Can’t Breathe: Black Men Living and Dying in America, which showed a compilation of scenes from his 1989 film Do The Right Thing and of the fatal arrests of Eric Garner and George Floyd.

Do The Right Thing, a film that addresses police brutality in New York, showed the murder of fictional character Radio Raheem, who similarly to Garner and Floyd, died while being restrained by white police officers.

Lee’s film, which opened with the question “Will History Stop Repeating Itself?” was aired during his interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, where he addressed the protests across the United States.

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