In Conversation: Steve James on City So Real

Two-time Academy Award-nominated director Steve James has dedicated much of his career to following Chicagoans reckoning with the implications of social forces on their daily lives. His humanist filmmaking has focused on the resolute individuals working to interrupt violence in Chicago communities, the life and legacy of Roger Ebert, and the inner workings of a Chicago area high school struggling to tackle racial equity, among many more projects that have led to him being one of the most acclaimed documentary filmmakers of all time.

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