15.08.13 by Jeff

“Chi Raq” Documentary Film By Photographer Will Robson-Scott

Chi Raq - Documentary film by Will Robson-Scott

My friend photographer Will Robson-Scott told me a little bit about his documentary “Chi Raq” when I was with him in Australia earlier this year. It feels like it’s been a long time since then, so I was excited yesterday when he told me it was finally online!

This is an intimate portrait of life in South and West Chicago. I had no idea it was one of the most dangerous cities in America.

Watch the entire “Chi Raq” film below!


Director: Will Robson-Scott / willrobsonscott.co.uk

Editor: Luca Campanale / lucacampanale.com

Will put together a zine to accompany the film, here.

This film is presented by Protein with support by Plus.

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • Luca Campanale

    sorry for being nosey but the support is by http://www.weareplus.com

  • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

    ok thanks! nice work luca

  • Gedo

    Is it an email address for Will Robson I have a project I’m working on and I only want him to help me with it, with my future goals I want to accomplish with my city,he spiritually moved me and my wife with the chiraq documentary, I’m in the marine corps , and I’m from Chicago, so if you can, I would greatly appreciate getting in contact with him my email is gedomuzik@gmail.com Thank you have a blessed day.

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Watch the video below!

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