“Chicago Love” was created by Sean “Diddy” Combs and produced by REVOLT CEO Keith Clinkscales and head of news Rahman Dukes. The film was made over the course of four months and strives to shed light on the truth behind the hardships facing Chicago’s people and explore what is actually going on in the city.
“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 a major music festival weekend, Lollapalooza, REVOLT News captures the stories of victims of gun violence and juxtaposes their stories with artists from the festival to show how real-life mirrors music.
“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.
Producers of the documentary interviewed several artists, including Common and Rhymefest, along with activists, educators, faith leaders and victims’ families about violence and education, according to prnewswire.com
Going along with the documentary REVOLT will be releasing a week-long editorial project that aims to provide solutions for the violence in the city. The editorial will cover an outline of “Chicago Love” as well as explore the influence of music on violence. Fans are encouraged to leave testimonials to be posted on the website.
The documentary will air tonight at 10 p.m.