What Spike Lee Couldn't Say at the Oscars

 

In the shadow of the (deserved) backlash against Green Book's Oscar win, a new documentary premiered on the Smithsonian Channel that depicts a more accurate, beautiful, and terrible history of Victor Hugo Green’s Green Book. Filmmaker and CUNY professor Yoruba Richen articulates what so many of us were thinking during the latest Best Picture announcement:

 

"The fact is that this was a story about racism and purported to be about the Green Book. The title is Green Book. Yet it’s seen through a white lens. That’s a real problem. Hollywood still has a race problem"

 

Check out the whole interview here.

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