August 17th, 2011 § 1 comment
The Interrupters is vital documentary watching for anyone coming to Chicago. In it, director Steve James and co-producer/writer Alex Kotlowitz spend a year with the Violence Interrupters of Ceasefire. This organization, founded by an epidemiologist, treats violence as an infectious disease. It employs individuals, many of whom have criminal records, to go into communities of Chicago and intervene in potentially fatal situations.
Justine Nagan, a MAPH alum, is Executive Director of Kartemquin.