Spike Lee’s new film Da 5 Bloods tells the story of Black vets who return from Vietnam and receive little to no treatment for their PTSD.
They ban together to search for their fallen squad leader and buried gold. Also within the story we learn about how the veterans deal with their suffering and depression.
The movie starring Chadwick Boseman, comes to Netflix on June 12th. The movie is another politically charged event from Spike Lee.
The complexities of black veterans’ history are rarely reflected on screen, and some retired service members said they were anxious for Lee’s exploration, which portrays the powerful moment a group of African American soldiers listening to the radio in the Vietnamese jungle learned of the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.