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Directed by Spike Lee, Chi-Raq is set in Chicago and explores gang violence on the city's South Side.

When released, the movie was reviewed relatively well. But some Chicagoans begged to differ.

Some city residents did not like the film's name, a portmanteau of Chicago and Iraq. Others did not approve of Chicago deaths being used for entertainment purposes. To be fair, both concerns appear to have been expressed before the film was released.

In any event, like several of Spike Lee's movies, Chi-Raq is controversial and thought-provoking. Have you seen it?



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