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The Interrupters

For The Interrupters, director Steve James and author Alex Kotlowitz followed three 'violence interrupters' working for Chicago-based organization CeaseFire, which believes the spread of violence is analogous to infectious diseases and should be treated as such.
February 10, 2011

For The Interrupters, director Steve James and author Alex Kotlowitz followed three ‘violence interrupters’ working for Chicago-based organization CeaseFire, which believes the spread of violence is analogous to infectious diseases and should be treated as such.  The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Production Company: Kartemquin Films
Director/DP: Steve James
Producers: Alex Kotlowitz, Steve James
Executive Producers: Gordon Quinn, Justine Nagan (Kartemquin Films), Teddy Leifer, Paul Taylor (Rise Films), David Fanning, Mike Sullivan (Frontline)
Co-Producer & Sound Recordist: Zak Piper
Editors: Aaron Wickenden, Steve James
Original Music: Joshua Abrams
Music Supervisor: Linda Cohen

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a staff writer at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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