While there’s been some good reviews of Spike Lee’s new movie Chi-Raq from folks who enjoy and appreciate watching an African American film, human rights activists who are fighting everyday to make a change in the black communities are outraged by its existence on the big screen.
During a Q&A at a Chi-Raq movie screening, Spike Lee insisted the film will ‘save lives.’ However, Umi Selah, human rights activist and founder of the Dream Defenders, disagreed.
“How many lives you gon’ save without creating jobs for those people in Chicago? You not telling nobody the truth about what’s going on in Chicago and around this country… There is an experiment that if you put mice on top of each other, they’re going to steal, kill and destroy each other, brother. So if you put a bunch of people in projects all over this country, what you think they gon’ do?”
Listen to the intense verbal exchange in the audio below.