‘City So Real’: Nat Geo’s acclaimed documentary series about Chicago by Oscar nominee Steve James

‘City So Real’: Nat Geo’s acclaimed documentary series about Chicago by Oscar nominee Steve James
Chicago is the subject of “City So Real,” a sweeping epic five-part documentary series by Oscar nominee Steve James premiering commercial free on NatGeo on Oct. 29.

Chicago is the third biggest city in the U.S. with its rich cultural diversity divided into 77 distinct neighborhoods including Bucktown, Pilsen, Lincoln Park, Goose Island, River West and South Loop. And its pizza is considered the best or one of the best in the country. But the Windy City has been marred by corruption for the years-its politics are often referred to as a “blood sport.” And the city has been gripped by so much gun violence that the it’s been labeled the “murder capital” of America.

The metropolis is at the crossroads when “City So Real” opens in the summer of 2018. Mayor Rahm Emanuel finds himself increasingly unpopular due his handling and perceived cover-up of the shocking killing of a young African American teenager,
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