Fully Booked: Screening – The Interrupters
The Interrupters follows the ground-breaking work of three ‘violence interrupters’ working in the crime-filled streets of Chicago over the course of a year.
Inspired by personal connections to crime, the three members of Cease Fire walk the streets helping to stop the ‘disease’ of violence in the neighbourhoods and homes where conflicts arise.
Motivated by their own misdeeds, Ameena, Cobe and Eddie form strong relationships with the people they want to help. By physically putting themselves in the middle of conflicts, the three Cease Fire members invest their time in changing lives.
This moving film showcases an alternative system of reform which focuses on the individual to promote peace and understanding in one of the country’s most violent neighbourhoods.
Directed by Steve James
This screening is kindly supported by Dogwoof and is part of a season of their films showing at the club. More details of the season are here.