The documentary “NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021 1/2” by the Brooklyn director, which covers city life beginning with the fall and ending with the COVID-19 pandemic and continues on HBO and HBO Max starting Sunday
The Emmy- and Academy Award-winning auteur, who is best known for “Do The Right Thing,” Malcolm X,” and “She’s Gotta Have It”, interviewed over 200 people for this project.
Senator Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joins big names like Rosie Perez, Jon Stewart, the 9/11 health champion, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Also, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D.N.Y., as well as Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Along with journalists, engineers, architects and news anchors, we will be highlighting first responders as they are the true backbone of the 9/11 rescue and recovery, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The story also includes Lee’s friends, family and images of the city.
Lee is thrilled to show off New York City and its resilience.
“As a New Yawker who bleeds orange (the colors New York City), I’m proud that I have a Spike Lee Joint about how my/our city handled being at the epicenters for 9/11 and COVID-19. When the project was announced in May, Lee stated that “We dig deep into NYC’s greatest city on the God’s Earth and the diverse citizens who make this so.”