Click. Click. Movie director Spike Lee, who has been shooting his controversial film, “Chiraq,” in locations across the city, is at it again. Sneed is told Lee has inspired and will help judge a peace photo competition to be announced this week by peace priest Rev. Michael Pfleger. The contest involves Chicago’s youth.
“When I first met Spike years ago, he told me about the time he was a kid and didn’t have a summer job,” said Pfleger, who is irritated with those who claim the film’s title is “incendiary.”
“He said this lady then gave him a camera and told him to go around and take pictures. He claims it changed his life. He believes it was the seed that planted him in the film business,” Pfleger added.
“We know we have violence issues, so our plan is to give 300 kids yellow throw-away cameras donated by Walgreens to compete in a contest, snapping pictures focusing only on images of peace,” added Pfleger.
“Just peace. No violence. Five winners, who will receive $500, will be announced at our NBA peace [basketball] tournament at St. Sabina’s on Sept. 19, which stars Joakim Noah and Jabari Parker,” he said.