You didn’t know you needed it, but now you, can’t unsee it.

The parallels between Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing and Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us have always been there–the year of 1989, racial injustice, the setting of New York City, and heavy emotions. But now they are inescapable in our latest mashup celebrating the 30th anniversary of Lee’s classic film.

The mashup also provides us with clarity on another fact: DuVernay’s Netflix series is already an insta-classic, seeing how it has broken records for the streaming service. It’s well on its way to becoming a series that will influence generations to come, just like Lee’s work.

Watch below:


The Ava Effect: ‘When They See Us’ Has Been The Most-Watched Series On Netflix Each Day Since It Debuted

2019 Emmy Nominations: ‘When They See Us’ And ‘Pose’ Rack Up Several Nominations, Including Nods For Top Prizes


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