Over 25 years and 20 films, Spike Lee has deservedly earned a spot as one of film's most important directors, paving the way for a slew of African-American filmmakers and confronting heady and controversial racial issues.

With 1989's 'Do The Right Thing,' a character-driven film set on a single, sweltering day in Bedford-Stuyvestant, Brooklyn, Lee never shies away from the uncomfortable or polarizing, tackling the bubbling tension and interactions between various ethnicities. We check back in with the neighborhood.


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