Wow. The power of compassion, forgiveness and perhaps ultimately, hope. When the guns go silent, and the towns are destroyed, there is truly nothing left but the people. They need to work together to not only rebuild cities, but also communities.
But could you shake the hand of a person who killed your father? Your son? From Northern Ireland to Rwanda, Lekha Singh demonstrates it is not only possible, but perhaps the only way for true healing to begin.
Did Mookie 'do the right thing' is the question that a generation of film critics, social workers and movie goers have asked.
Spike presents the film as a challenge between Dr. King and Malcolm X's ideals, or perhaps more accurately, the reality of those ideals in a multi-racial, working class neighbourhood, where challenges will be ever present.
Everyone will have their own fixed mindset entering the film (I did). The genius of Spike, is that he will challenge you to at least appreciate both sides of an ever evolving cultural reality.