The Interrupters Trailer

Fesselnder Trailer zur Dokumentation „The Interrupters“, die allem Anschein nach ein sehr authentisches Bild von Streetworkern und deren Arbeit mit kriminellen Jugendlichen und Gangs in Chicago zeichnet.

Filmed out of Chicago’s Kartemquin Films, The Interrupters follows a year in the life of the city as it grapples with the plague of urban violence. At the heart of the story are Ameena Matthews, Cobe Williams and Eddie Bocanegra, each of whom has credibility on the street because of their own personal histories. With gumption, wisdom and wit, they work to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they themselves once employed. These “Violence Interrupters” (their job title) — work for CeaseFire, a local organization whose guiding principle is that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so respond with similar treatment: go after the most infected, and stop the infection at its source.

(via Nerdcore)

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