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5 Documentaries Inspired By Chiraq


Earlier this week, Protein TV and Will Robson-Scott released Chi Raq, a documentary that forced the Internet, fans of hip-hop and socially aware people worldwide to pay attention to the reality of what’s happening in the Chicago streets. Though the documentary was relatively short and only told the stories of a handful of locals—including rapper King Louie and brand consultant Hustle Simmons—Chi Raq was effective in painting a gruesome picture of a city in distress.

Though Robson-Scott’s short film was the most artistic account of present day Chicago in recent memory, there have been plenty of documentaries that have chronicled the gang violence, rising murder rate and lack of oversight in the Midwest city. Here, XXL has compiled five choice documentaries on Chiraq, all of which are as artistic as they are informative. Click through to check them out.

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