It’s the early 1970s, a time of great social upheaval. The Colorado Springs Police Department employs the first African-American detective. His arrival is greeted with scepticism and open hostility, but he is determined to gain recognition in the eyes of the local community. The brave man, along with his Jewish colleague, sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. This story is based on true events. It is full of irony and great humour; however, the director warns not to perceive it as a comedy. The Honorary Oscar winner Spike Lee has been calling since 1988 already to wake up and admit that racism is interweaved in the DNA of the USA. To talk about it openly would increase the chances of turning the country into a better place.
DOP: Chayse Irvin
Original language: enTranslation in headphones: lv