Award Winning Documentary on Cure Violence

‘The Interrupters’ is a critically acclaimed 2011 documentary telling the story of three Cure Violence workers 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.

From acclaimed director Steve James and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz, The Interrupters shows the Cure Volence Health model in action. Shot over the course of a year out of Kartemquin Films, the film follows Ameena Mathews, Cobe Williams and Eddie Bocanegra as they go about their work, and while doing so reveals their own inspired journeys of hope and redemption.

The Interrupters won several awards, including “Best Documentary” from the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards, “Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking” and “Best Direction” from Cinema Eye Honors, and “Best Documentary” from the 2011 Miami International Film Festival, the Minneapolis / St. Paul Film Festival, and the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago Black Excellence Awards. The film holds a “Certified Fresh” 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 83 reviews.

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