This has to be one of the greatest films ever written, filmed, acted, and sung. From start to finish it is the perfection from someone who has spent decades honing his craft, and his message, and together with an amazing cast trounce out hate, bigotry, racism, and everything that is harming the world, black communities, and Chicago itself. The truth couldn't be lain out any plainer, and clear than what Spike Lee has prepared for the entire world to see. It needs to be seen. It needs to be understood completely, and objectively.
It is a Black Shakespearean-style script and tragedy/comedy like nothing I've seen before, and although the language and sexual connotations are abundant, those choices give it the realism, truth, and simplicity of how easy it should be to want PEACE, everywhere.
Peace among ourselves, peace within the cities, peace around the world. There is already so much beauty around us all that we are ignoring, and the power of women and their being creators and healers of this world is not a mistake or a joke.
Listening to the power of the female message of love in CHI-RAQ is beyond just human, it is a soulful, and spiritual look at what humans are and what we are really meant to be. We are all meant to love and to share in the Earth's riches equally. To put down our armor, and raise our hands in praise for each other and all that creation provides.
It isn't black and white. It isn't rich and poor. It isn't power and weakness. It is love.
Jesus didn't walk among those who controlled the world, he lived among the meek and the weak and the hopeful and the peacemakers. The real Jesus is not what man has turned Christianity, and judgment, and white power in to. The true and naturally felt Jesus was about love, acceptance, sharing, giving, and hope.
So, go ahead, if you have the guts. Everyone throw on chastity and use it to throw down hate. Put down the guns, and pick up someone's heart. Stop the inner fight, the hate, and the need to prove yourself. No one needs to prove themselves, because no one is better than anyone else in the eyes of creation.
Spike Lee and CHIRAQ better dominate the awards season. Lee has struck a diamond and gold asteroid with his greatest work of art to-date!