Spike Lee chronicles the micro and macro conflicts within a fictional historically black college.
Directed by Spike Lee
Starring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell-Martin
Initial review by JR Peters
The first thing we need to talk about is the opening credits of the movie. One thing I believe that no one ever really talks about is the opening credits of movies and Spike has the best with ‘Do the Right Thing’ and he has one of the worst with ‘Chi-Raq’. These opening credits fall right behind ‘Do the Right Thing’. The credits show African-Americans through the years, from slave times all the way through to modern times all while the old Negro spiritual ‘Buildin’ Me A Home’ is playing. The pictures focus mostly the struggles black people went through to be treated equally and the education that they received and the way they united to achieve them. All of this composes the opening credits to a movie that starts out with a demonstration against a school to divest in Apartheid laden South Africa, and later shows the divides within the black community on an all-black campus even after these struggles.