Spike Lee Promotes New Movie "5 Bloods" & Talks About Recent Protests Following The Death Of George Floyd

June 12, 2020
Spike Lee

Academy Award Winner, Spike Lee, joined the Ed Lover Morning Show to discuss his new movie "5 Bloods" that is available to stream starting on Netflix TODAY. This movie follows Vietnam War veterans and the term "blood" is what black Vietnam soldiers called each other.  

It highlights the fight black veterans of the Vietnam War, both on the country grounds and also when they returned home to the United States. "This Story is pulled from a viewpoint of the black soldiers that died and fought for a country that still does not love them today", Spike Lee. 

“I cannot take any credit for this. The film was shot when it was shot; it was ready to come out when it was ready to come out. And then the world changed for everybody,” he said in an interview with Variety

Ed Lover says the whole world has been turned upside down because of the recent protests following the death of George Floyd and asks Lee how he feels about the peaceful protests. 

"I'm very enthusiastic about these peaceful demonstrations taken place all over God's earth. My heart is filled with joy when I see people yelling, chanting, black lives matter who aren't black who aren't brown", Lee says.