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A movie is hitting theaters tomorrow that may be the first of its kind. It's called "Zola," and the whole thing is based on a long series of tweets. NPR's Sam Sanders talked with one of the stars.

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Spike Lee has spent the last four decades making movies that force America to confront its history. His latest film, Da 5 Bloods, released last year on Netflix, centers on veterans who served in the Vietnam war. In the initial screenplay, the majority of the characters where white, but Lee and cowriter Kevin Willmott purposefully rewrote them as Black soldiers.

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