Spike Lee has directed a new docuseries for HBO titled “NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½” where the famed director ties together the 2001 terrorist attack on New York City’s World Trade Center and the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recently, Lee opened up about his skepticism around the 9/11 attacks and proved as much by including conspiracy theorists, “the Architects, and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, a collective of conspiracy theorists who maintain that the collapses of the World Trade Center buildings were controlled demolitions orchestrated by an inside group rather than a result of the impacts and fires caused by terrorist plane crashes.”

According to Spike:

“I got questions. And I hope that maybe the legacy of this documentary is that Congress holds a hearing, a congressional hearing about 9/11.” Despite being pushed on his position, Spike doubled down. “The amount of heat that it takes to make steel melt, that temperature’s not reached,” he said. “And then the juxtaposition of the way Building 7 fell to the ground — when you put it next to other building collapses that were demolitions, it’s like you’re looking at the same thing.”

To complete the docuseries, Spike conducted over 200 interviews with first-responders, politicians, journalists, and families of victims lost during the attack in addition to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The famed director says he has a responsibility to ask “tough questions,” despite how uncomfortable it may make people feel.