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The Interrupters

Rating
14A
Year2011
Run time2h05m
GenreDocumentary
Directed bySteve James
CompanyThe Cinema GuildThe Cinema GuildThe Cinema Guild

Synopsis

"The Interrupters" tells the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. From acclaimed director Steve James and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz, this film is an unusually intimate journey into the stubborn persistence of violence in our cities.

Shot over the course of a year out of Kartemquin Films, "The Interrupters" captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for the violence in our cities. During that period, the city was besieged by high-profile incidents, most notably the brutal beating of Derrion Albert, a Chicago High School student, whose death was caught on videotape.

Featuring

Tio Hardiman
Ameena Matthews
Toya Batey
Cobe Williams
Gary Slutkin
Earl Sawyer
Bud Oliver
Kenneth Oliver
Caprysha Anderson
Sheikh Rasheed
+ MORE

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Added November 31, 1969
Length: 2:27

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