We went to the first day of a three day film festival tonight.
After being entertained by a steel band and having food and drink laid on we watched visionary filmmaker Spike Lee’s film Blackkklansman. Starring John David Washington as the first African-American detective in Colorado Springs.
An American movie set in the 1970s about a black American police man, Ron Stallworth who infiltrated the KKK, the American racist organisation. The film is based on his true story. He rang up after reading an advert by them and was surprised to be invited to join them. By working with his white partner he managed to be accepted by them. A white colleague took his place when he was due to meet them face to face.
As the film moves on I started to understand why there was civil unrest in the 1970’s and began to realise that things have not changed that much even now.
Watching the last few minutes literally struck home at how things are still bad for the black community. I’m not a film critic, but I think it was worth watching.