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Spike Lee's Chi-Raq - Trailer

Spike Lee's Chi-Raq

CHI-RAQ is a satirical musical drama film directed and produced by Spike Lee and co-written by Lee and Kevin Willmott.

Set in Chicago, the film is a satire that focuses on the gang violence prevalent in neighborhoods on the city’s south side, particularly the Englewood neighbourhood.

The story is based on Aristophanes’ Lysistrata; a Classical Greek comedy play in which women withhold sex from their husbands as punishment for fighting in the Peloponnesian War.

Chi-Raq stars Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Teyonah Parris, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson. It was the first film to be produced by Amazon Studios.

It is released in UK cinemas on December 2, 2016.

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