Editor's Journal


Anya Engel Adams has traveled the world pursuing her dreams and passions. The former elite gymnast and ballerina is currently making a name for herself in the acting field having the opportunity to work with Spike Lee twice. Anya makes an appearance in Spike Lee’s Film Livin the Dream, which was dubbed an ambitious project by many and the upcoming December film Chiraq,

 “A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.”

She is quietly being identified as Spike Lee’s “It Girl.”

“I play Rashida. She is best friends with the protagonist. They combine forces to protest the violence in Chicago.”

She shared with us a few reasons why you should add the film Chiraq to your holiday must-see film list.

Killer Cast

” The cast is killer. You have a lot of up-and-coming talent but you also have appearances from Dave Chapelle, Wesley Snipes and many more.”

No Violence

“The film is addressing a pressing issue that needs to be seen and talked about. It is great cinema and not a violent film.”


You will enjoy yourself. This is a great female empowerment story. It has an important message and it is well-made. It also showcases never before seen art forms.”

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