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Spike Lee on “Chiraq”

Film director Spike Lee is giving few clues into the approach he'll take with his controversially titled Chiraq. But at a press conference this morning outside St. Sabina Church on the South Side, Lee did say “Chicago will survive” his take on the city’s violence that has made international headlines. We hear from the controversial director and some victims’ relatives about their support for Lee’s film which is currently in preproduction in Chicago.

Lee talks about his upcoming film Chiraq and violence in Chicago in this web extra video.

Chicago native John Cusack talks about the film and what he calls the manufactured controversy surrounding it in this web extra video.

The Rev. Michael Pfleger, who leads Saint Sabina Church, talks about the reality of guns and violence in Chicago and America in this web extra video.