Before joining protests in Manhattan on Wednesday night, filmmaker Spike Lee sat down for an interview with Complex to talk about the police killings of Mike Brown and Eric Garner. Lee inserted himself into the conversation around police brutality shortly after Garner’s death last summer when he released a video that edited together the videotaped footage of Garner’s fatal encounter with NYPD officers with a Radio Raheem’s chokehold death in Lee’s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing.”

(h/t Complex)