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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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