The Interrupters

2011, 125 minutes

A year in the life of a city grappling with urban violence.

The Interrupters is a 2011 documentary film, directed by Steve James, that tells the story of three violence interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. It examines a year in which Chicago drew national headlines for violence and murder that plagued the city. The film was produced by Kartemquin Films and Rise Films for BBC, PBS, NRK, SVT, DR TV and Canal+.

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