C and I watched a beautiful documentary called The Interrupters this week. The violence interrupters profiled in the movie are men and women seeking to stop violence on the streets of Chicago. The movie focuses a 12 month period and 3 interrupters who have ties in their past to gang violence. They use their connections and their knowledge to put themselves in the middle of violent outbreaks with one goal – to stop the escalation before someone is shot and lives are ruined.
I was struck by the bravery of these men and women, not only for the risks they take as interrupters, but for their own journeys – overcoming their past crimes and putting that experience towards something positive.
Nicely shot, well paced, and personal.
K’s rating of The Interrupters: 8/10 mangoes
C’s rating of The Interrupters: 9/10 mangoes