Spike Lee directs a socially educational movie about the 1980 race relations. Shot on a hot summer day, the plot explores how different races interact with each other.
African Americans don't care about anyone but themselves, Mexicans hang out in gangs, Italians think themselves better than everyone, Koreans are completely outcast, and whites conduct everything that goes on. The day-long events that transpired around Sal's Famous Pizzaria define race depictions and relations exactly this way.
Lee invokes a mood of heated relations that imminently "catches fire" beginning with the murder of Radio Raheem.
Was a little bit slow and uninteresting to start, but got much better as the plot moved along.
In all, Lee instructs people how to deal with today's racial tensions. Violence and hate are nonsynchronous with societal unity.