Filmmaker Spike Lee has been honoured with an official day in his native Brooklyn, New York.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has declared 30 June Do the Right Thing day in honour of the 25th anniversary of the cult 1989 movie about racial tensions boiling over on a hot day in Brooklyn.

Adams says, “Many people don’t realise how profound and powerful the movie Do the Right Thing actually was.

"Spike created an image of Brooklyn that was beyond the headlines, beyond the stereotyping, beyond the negative images.”

Do the Right Thing Day's festivities will begin with a block party on Saturday (28Jun14), which Lee will host.