CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–April 1, 2016. Spike Lee’s most recent film, Chiraq, continues to be controversial in large part because of its name suggesting Chicago is a warzone, similarly to Iraq.
The Rev. Michael Pfleger (above) and Roosevelt University Journalism Professor John Fountain (right) both have frequently spoken publicly about the film and its provocative name.
Now the two will take the podium at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6 in Roosevelt University’s second-floor Congress Lounge for an authentic discussion about the circumstances that gave rise to the movie and what it will take to make real change so that the term “Chiraq” no longer carries meaning.
The event is free and open to the public
“A lot of students are outraged by this movie, and many don’t understand the term and why Spike Lee would come here and make a film like this,” said Ashanti McCall, president of Roosevelt’s Black Student Union. “We hope this event will add context to the issues at hand and clear the air about the film.”