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“Da 5 Bloods: Spike Lee’s new feature film is on Netflix

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Just as it was due to be presented at the Cannes Film Festival, Spike Lee’s new film was released on Netflix this Friday, June 12th.

American director Spike Lee returns with a new feature film. “Da 5 Bloods” is a 2h35 film that was to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival, out of competition.

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Photo credit: David Lee / Netflix

The director of the film was also supposed to be president of the jury, but the event was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Finally, the feature film was released today on Netflix.

With this film, Spike Lee denounces the violence done to blacks

The story features four African-American veterans who return to Vietnam half a century after the end of the war to repatriate the body of a former comrade and search for treasure.

Photo credit: David Lee / Netflix

As in the majority of his films, Spike Lee once again commits himself to the black cause and against racism. The director denounces the mistreatment of black people during the Vietnam War.

“Da 5 Bloods”: an action film with a historical backdrop

The feature is being released on the platform as the world is shaken by demonstrations against police violence following the death of African-American George Floyd.

Throughout the film, there are many metaphors about the United States, such as President Donald Trump, who is compared to the highly toxic chemical compound that the U.S. military was spraying on the forest.

Thus, this current affairs feature is an adventure film that has a strong message to convey.

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