The Interrupters

Looking for solutions to the London Riots. The Interrupters was one of the most talked about movies in 2011, and shows how in Chicago some people are finding innovative and brave solutions to gang violence.

Shot over the course of one year, The Interrupters are: Ameena, Cobe and Eddie, all
who have stories and histories of violence and gang activity. These “violence
interrupters” (their job title) use their own personal experiences and street
credibility to work in the communities, interjecting where violence is prone to
erupting and working with families to stop the infection and spread. Their work
and their insights are informed by their own journeys, which, as each of them
point out, defy characterisation.

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