Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
Running time: 2h 27 mins (the full running time, inclusive of trailers)
Spike Lee dramatises the real lives of black people and the most complex subject imaginable, racism itself.
Its culture war, and about white people at war with black people, who are in turn at war with Latinos. A multi-character portrait of a community where everyone’s hate explodes into violence.
With contrasting statements from Martin Luther King and Malcolm X – the question of violence is debated as to whether it is self-defence or an unjustified reaction.