New Spike Lee movie 'BlacKkKlansman' is based on Colorado case

New Spike Lee movie 'BlacKkKlansman' is based on Colorado case

Film director Spike Lee has hit out at President Donald Trump over his response to last year's violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

While promoting his latest film, "BlacKkKlansman", which is said to have received a 10-minute standing ovation during its Cannes debut, Lee took some time to remind the press about the US President's stance on neo-Nazis, or so-called "white nationalists". It's set for commercial release in August - on the first anniversary of the deadly violence at a white-supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which a counter-protester was run down by a vehicle and killed.

In the movie, about a black man (John David Washington) who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan, Lee inserted a moving documentary montage at the end of the film about the conflict in Charlottesville, reports Vulture. He even cultivates a relationship with the Klan's Grand Wizard, David Duke (Topher Grace), who praises Ron's commitment to the advancement of White America.

Lee said that following the violence in Charlottesville, the United States president had the flawless opportunity to denounce the Ku Klux Klan and the alt-right. The film will be released in August on the first anniversary of the Charlottesville conflict.

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He said Trump — whom he refused to call by name — had "a chance to say we are about love and not hate", and sharply criticized him for not denouncing the KKK. Lee added after the film was finished. Now we have our first look at how these events will unfold under Lee's cinematic supervision thanks to the first BlacKkKlansman trailer.

Lee referred to Charlottesville as an "ugly, ugly, ugly blemish on America", while making sure to remind the global media at Cannes that the racism depicted in "BlacKkKlansman" doesn't only exist in the United States. He contacted Heather Heyer's mother to get her "blessing" to include a scene depicting the attack in the film. This right-wing bulls- is not just America, it is all over the world, and we have to wake up. It's all over the world. "And we have to wake up", said Mr Lee. We can't be silent. It's everybody. We all live on this planet, and this guy in the White House has the nuclear code. He bounced into the premiere at the Palais announcing: "Brooklyn's in the house!"

He hopes "BlacKkKlansman" "shakes people from their slumber". "This is not just something that pertains to the United States of America, this bulls- has gone over the world". "We're on the right side of history with this film".

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