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CHI-RAQ

CHI-RAQ

Release Date:

  • December 04, 2015

Rated:


Synopsis:


Beautiful LYSISTRATA is in love with aspiring Rapper DEMTRIUS “CHI-RAQ” DUPREE, but she is disturbed by the bloody war between his Spartan gang and the rival Trojans, led by CYCLOPS. After Trojans set fire to her apartment while she’s in bed with Chi-Raq, Lysistrata moves in with her neighbor MISS HELEN, a book-loving Peace activist who lost her daughter years before to a stray bullet. When Patti, an 11-year-old neighborhood girl, is accidentally killed in a drive-by shooting, her grieving mother IRENE pleads with anyone who witnessed the crime to come forward. But even after a reward is offered by a local Church congregation led by fiery anti-gun-violence activist FR. MIKE CORRIDAN, no one is willing to identify the killer. Shaken by Patti’s death and desperate to do something to stop the escalating bloodshed, Lysistrata persuades Spartan and Trojan women to swear off sex with their men until the fighting stops. To draw more attention to their cause, she leads the women in a bold occupation of a local armory, inspiring women across the city-and eventually the the world-to join the boycott.


Release Date:

  • December 04, 2015

Rated:

  • R

Synopsis:


Beautiful LYSISTRATA is in love with aspiring Rapper DEMTRIUS “CHI-RAQ” DUPREE, but she is disturbed by the bloody war between his Spartan gang and the rival Trojans, led by CYCLOPS. After Trojans set fire to her apartment while she’s in bed with Chi-Raq, Lysistrata moves in with her neighbor MISS HELEN, a book-loving Peace activist who lost her daughter years before to a stray bullet. When Patti, an 11-year-old neighborhood girl, is accidentally killed in a drive-by shooting, her grieving mother IRENE pleads with anyone who witnessed the crime to come forward. But even after a reward is offered by a local Church congregation led by fiery anti-gun-violence activist FR. MIKE CORRIDAN, no one is willing to identify the killer. Shaken by Patti’s death and desperate to do something to stop the escalating bloodshed, Lysistrata persuades Spartan and Trojan women to swear off sex with their men until the fighting stops. To draw more attention to their cause, she leads the women in a bold occupation of a local armory, inspiring women across the city-and eventually the the world-to join the boycott.