The short film was produced in honor of the Oscar-nominated film’s 25th anniversary
Apple’s Beats Music has released a short documentary in honor of the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee‘s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing.”
The 23-minute film (above) follows Lee as he revisits the Brooklyn block where the Oscar-nominated drama was filmed. He reflects on the experience with residents and cast, including Danny Aiello, who played pizzeria owner Sal — a role that earned him his first and only Academy Award nomination.
The doc culminates with a block party featuring guests Dave Chappelle, Wesley Snipes, Mos Def and Public Enemy, who performed their anthem “Fight the Power,” which they produced specifically for the film.
“You were putting together a film that spoke to all the inequities of the New York City area, and asked us to come along and make an anthem for it,” Public Enemy frontman Chuck D told Lee. “We were honored with the task.”