DO THE RIGHT THING

DO THE RIGHT THING
THE ENDURING URGENCY AT 30
Spike Lee’s third feature, “Do the Right Thing,” returns to movie theatres this weekend in honor of the thirtieth anniversary of its release. Lee dedicated the movie, in the end credits, to the families of Eleanor Bumpurs, Michael Griffith, Arthur Miller, Edmund Perry, Yvonne Smallwood, and Michael Stewart—six black people, five [...]

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FIGHT THE POWER

FIGHT THE POWER
THE MOST PROVOCATIVE SONG EVER !
In the first episode of Ava DuVernay’s Netflix drama When They See Us, a couple of dozen black teenagers pour into Central Park on the night of 19 April, 1989. Five of them will end up spending years in jail for a rape they didn’t commit, but for now they’re [...]

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Riot on the Set

Riot on the Set
Do the Right Thing Anthem
How Public Enemy Crafted the Anthem 'Fight the Power' Twenty-five years after 'Do the Right Thing,' Spike Lee, Public Enemy and Branford Marsalis reflect on the film's anthem. (...) The director may have asked for an anthem for his 1989 chronicle of big-city racial tensions, but what he got was a salvo. [...]

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Fight The Power

Fight The Power
The Making of the Video
È l’estate del 1989 e per le strade di Bedford Stuyvesant l’eccitazione è palpabile. Centinaia di giovani marciano urlando slogan e issando cartelli con immagini di leader del movimento nero, personalità afroamericane e scritte con i nomi dei luoghi della rivolta nera. Un giovane nero con un cappello da basket, [...]

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