Mike Flannery, FOX32
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – Spike Lee’s upcoming movie is named ‘Chiraq,’ but the director has other words to describe the City of Chicago.
Lee spent about six weeks filming his movie in Chicago, and now he’s now talking about the experience. He notes that during the time filming, out of control gun violence never ceased.
Some city leaders originally opposed the title ‘Chiraq,’ complaining it was invented by gang bangers to glorify their thug life violence.
But Lee says he has nothing to apologize for, now that he’s seen first-hand that the city is at the tipping point.
Lee told Deadline.com that, while he was in Chicago, “young black men” continued killing each other in a “self-inflicted genocide.” And he was struck by the racial isolation of many African-Americans in “one of the most segregated cities in the U.S.”