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The Interrupters Details

  • Release Date: Jul 29, 2011
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  • Runtime: 2 hr. 5 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Steve James

FULL SYNOPSIS

Award-winning filmmaker [[Performer~P35129~Steve James~stevejames]] delivers another powerful look at life in urban America with this documentary. As gang violence became more common (and deadly) in the city of Chicago, social workers, activists, and educators founded a group called CeaseFire in 2000 to help curb the tide of aggression. CeaseFire's counselors work with at-risk youth in communities heavily impacted by violence to teach them that there are better ways to resolve personal conflicts than with guns, believing that the biggest problem isn't gangs but the notion of violent retribution so deeply ingrained in their culture. Many of CeaseFire's volunteers have backgrounds in youth gangs and understand all too well the lives of the people they work with, and in The Interrupters [[Performer~P35129~James~stevejames]] spends a year following a handful of CeaseFire activists as they try to educate teenagers about the true consequences of gun violence one person at a time, sometimes with immediate success, sometimes with frustrating results. The Interrupters received its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:July 29, 2011

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Directors Guild of America Steve James Best Director - Documentary 2011 Nominee

Cast

Crew

Steve James
Director
Steve James
Producer
Alex Kotlowitz
Producer
Steve James
Cinematographer
Josh Abrams
Composer (Music Score)
Linda Cohen
Musical Direction/Supervision
Steve James
Editor
Aaron Wickenden
Editor
Zak Piper
Co-producer
Teddy Leifer
Executive Producer
Sally Jo Fifer
Executive Producer
David Fanning
Executive Producer
Paul Taylor
Executive Producer
Justine Nagan
Executive Producer
Gordon Quinn
Executive Producer
Zak Piper
Sound Recordist
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