Watch a Trailer for Spike Lee’s Film Chi-Raq

After months of filming in Chicago, we finally get a proper trailer for the latest Spike Lee Joint, Chi-Raq. Set on the violence-ridden streets of America’s third largest metropolis, the film borrows from the narrative of a Greek myth to examine the topics of gun and gang violence, sexual power and the Black American ghetto. Withholding love┬áto stop war?┬áThat’s an interesting strategy to say the least.

Chi-Raq 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 creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.

The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, and John Cusack and opens in theaters December 4th.

Previously: Spike Lee Talks The Knicks, The Triangle Offense & Biggie

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