3.5

The Interrupters

Documentary


 

The moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once participated in.

This fly-on-wall style documentary was filmed over the course of a year. The camera lens is firmly fixed on the problem of street shootings and the community building interventions of the dedicated outreach group CeaseFire and their Violence Interrupters who confront the problem by talking directly with the kids in the war zone. Speaking of talking, it's helpful that some of the dialogue is subtitled, and there's no doubt about the authenticity of the content. Interrupting an epidemic.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 15th January 2012
125 mins