About The Interrupters

From producer/director Steve James and author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz, The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising story of three “violence interrupters” in Chicago who with bravado, humility and even humor try to protect their communities from the violence they once employed. The Interrupters received a 2012 Independent Spirit award for Best Documentary.

During the inaugural Living Docs Hack Day, The Interrupters team built a prototype of an interactive shrine sequence to memorialize victims of violence in Chicago. This working demo, built over two days, was the inspiration for the first phase of the “Interrupt Violence” campaign that accompanied the film’s TV premiere on PBS FRONTLINE.

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