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Watch Trailer for Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'

Watch Trailer for Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'

Spike Lee, an American film director-producer received a eight-minute standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival for his film BlacKkKlansman.

BlacKkKsman is a 70s satirical comedy based on the true story of Ron Stallsworth, the first African-American police detective to serve in the police force in Colorado Springs.

The crowd stood up and roared with appreciation for six straight minutes as the credits rolled on Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, which premiered at Cannes on Monday. Today, the trailer of the upcoming film was released to give you an idea of how the black officer played by John David Washington pulled off his investigation with his white partner (played by Adam Driver). Now, by teaming up with Get Out's Jordan Peele, his work has never been more relevant.

Lee then pivoted to Trump's response to the march, and the President's suggestion that there were "very fine people on both sides" in attendance at Charlottesville.

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CANNES, France (Reuters) - Spike Lee's satirical movie about the Ku Klux Klan may be set in the 1970s, but it is really about the deadly racism that is still prevalent in the United States, the director said on Tuesday in Cannes.

Spike Lee has heavily criticised Donald Trump for his response to the violent events that took place at the white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia past year, which the director described as a "blemish on America".

Lee also said that racism and far-right ideologies are not unique to the USA, and cast it as a worldwide issue.

Instead, Mr. Lee said, the president did nothing to denounce the alt-right movement and far-right groups.

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BlacKkKlansman is set for release on August 10th in the United States and on August 24th in the UK. This right-wing bulls- is not just America, it is all over the world, and we have to wake up.

"This film, to me, is a wake-up call because...stuff is happening, and it's topsy-turvy and the fake has been trumpeted as the truth", Lee said, "That's what this film is about. We can't be silent", Lee continued.

The trailer bounces back and forth to show a dichotomy between black and white supremacy groups during the 1960s.

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