Marin has the greatest racial disparities of any county in California. Join us to learn how neighbors are helping to solve poverty and violence in African American communities
THE INTERRUPTERS is an examination of the stubborn persistence of urban violence, and tells the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities. Shot over the course of a year that includes the brutal, videotaped beating of a Chicago High School student. The film’s main subjects’ work for an innovative organization that believes that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so the treatment should be similar: go after the most infected, and stop the infection at its source.
Produced by Alex Kotlowitz in partnership with Hoop Dreams director Steve James, this critically acclaimed documentary won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. His 1991 book, There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America, garnered national recognition for its compassionate and unflinching portrait of Pharoah and Lafeyette Rivers and their lives growing up in a public housing project.