The Interrupters, 2011.
Directed by Steve James.
A documentary on three violence interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed.
Chicago has had a long history of crime. From the early 20th Century days of Al Capone to the current gang problems in the city. Just like any other major city in America, gang violence is a major concern to the community. So much so, that some ex members of the gangs have vowed to try and stop the violence once and for all. The Chicago based organization known as Ceasefire has a goal to stop the gang violence completely by interrupting potentially violent situations, that could results in shootings and killings.
The 2011 documentary film, The Interrupters, shows the harsh reality of the streets of Chicago. We are introduced to some »
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