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Chicago residents say they’ve had enough of the violence plaguing their city and a new film is shedding light on their fight. Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq is a modern take on the ancient Greek play Lysistrata about women withholding sex to motivate men to make peace. Lee’s film uses it to tell the story of Chicago’s gang wars. Lee, along with the film’s stars, Nick Cannon and Teyonah Parris, talks to Nightline on Fusion about using satire to send a serious message.

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