REVOLT TV will air what it calls an emotionally gripping 90-minute documentary film titled "Chicago Love," on November 26, 2014.
Created by Sean "Diddy" Combs and produced by REVOLT CEO Keith Clinkscales, and head of news Rahman Dukes, the documentary, filmed over four months, explores the many causes behind the city of Chicago’s challenges, on the heels of recent protests and violence in the Midwest, more specifically Ferguson and the grand jury decision. The documentary aims to answer the question on many minds: "what is happening in Chicago?"
"Violence in Chicago is sadly at an all-time high, and it is important to use all our voices to elevate the problem on a national level and help evolve the communities grappling with the consequences," stated executive producer and REVOLT CEO Keith Clinkscales
Filmed during Lollapalooza weekend, the documentary tells the story of victims of gun violence, engaging artist to show how real-life mirrors music, and vice-versa. Producers of the documentary spoke with several artists (including Common and Rhymefest), activists, educators, faith leaders and victims’ families about violence, education, the cityÕs city’s ongoing ‘Drill music’ scene and the introduction of the Fe Fe movement.
"The city once best known for the 90’s era-Chicago Bulls, the rise of Kanye West and the election of President Obama now makes international headlines for stories of crime-ridden communities and nightly homicides. Is this media hype, or a city in crisis? Is the ‘Chi-Raq’ nickname accurate? Where does the city go from here?," the documentary further asks.
"The City of Chicago is well-regarded as one of the greatest in America. ‘Chicago Love’ encompasses not just the violence in the city but how a failing school system, the community and music, all play a significant party in this ongoing epidemic that continues to plague the city. The violence in the city is very real and there are many variations we explore that must be changed for the better of the youth," says executive producer and VP, Programming & News Rahman Dukes
As part of REVOLT’s ongoing efforts to provide solutions for the violence in Chicago, REVOLT will unveil a week of editorial, starting today, that stretches from an outline of "Chicago Love" to the music movement fueled by social media on the REVOLT.TV/chicagolove website. Fans will be allowed to leave editorial testimonials to be posted on the website.
"Chicago Love" airs tomorrow, November 26, at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
It’ll air again on November 26, at 1am ET / 10pm PT
Follow the conversation on social media: #CHICAGOLOVE
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