The Interrupters documents the work of CeaseFire, a unique group in Chicago dedicated to ending gang violence.

The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. From acclaimed director Steve James and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz, this film is an unusually intimate journey into the stubborn persistence of violence in our cities. Shot over the course of a year, The Interrupters captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for the violence in our cities.

Media, Chicago, Community Development, Justice, Media