At a press conference for the 71st Cannes International Film Festival, "BlacKkKlansman" director Spike Lee criticized the United States president, "I am not going to say his fucking name" and talked about racism and the lack of moral leadership around the world.
As he unveiled his new film BlacKkKlansman set in 1970's America, Lee used footage of the white nationalist driver who ploughed his way into the crowd at the end of the film.
Before inserting footage of the auto that ploughed through crowds in Virginia, killing counter-protester Heather Heyer, Mr Lee said he telephoned Heyer's mother.
The movie is based on the true story of the first African-American detective at the Colorado Springs Police Department and his mission to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in the early '70s.
The 61-year-old filmmaker said that following the violence in Charlottesville, the USA president had the opportunity to denounce the Ku Klux Klan and the alt-right.
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The 61-year-old filmmaker said the commander-in-chief had "a chance to say we are about love and not hate,".
"It was a defining moment and he could have said to the United States and the world that we're better than that", said Mr Lee. Lee added after the film was finished.
Lee called Charlottesville an "ugly, ugly, ugly blemish on America", but he also repeatedly stressed to the worldwide Cannes media that the racism depicted in "BlacKkKlansman" isn't unique to the United States. He contacted Heather Heyer's mother to get her "blessing" to include a scene depicting the attack in the film. This right-wing bullshit is not just America, it is all over the world, and we have to wake up. "And that motherf**ker did not denounce the Klan, the alt-right, and those Nazi f**kers", Lee said. "It's not a black, white, or brown [problem], it's everybody", he said. "This is not just something that pertains to the United States of America, this bulls- has gone over the world".
Lee said he reached out to Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, and received her permission to include footage of her daughter being run down by a white supremacist in a auto. I go to bed thinking about it. "We're on the right side of history with this film".