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Chi-Raq

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This film is a modern-day adaptation of the ancient Greek play "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's Southside: they will withhold sex from their men until they agree to lay down arms. Lysistrata is inspired by Leymah Gbowee who led a peace movement to stop Second Liberian Civil War with their feminine sexuality. Lysistrata's lover, rapper/gang leader Demetrius - nicknamed "Chi-Raq" - retaliates by intensifying his feud with gang lord Cyclops. Lysistrata's movement chal...

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Director

Spike Lee

Stars

Nick Cannon Teyonah Parris Anya Engel-Adams Wesley Snipes Angela Bassett Michelle Mitchenor Ebony Joy Felicia Pearson Samuel L. Jackson La La Anthony

UK release date

02 Dec 2016
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