Easily the best documentary I’ve seen in a very long time, this film is a shocking portrayal of a society in crisis. With murder rates spiralling out of control, areas of Chicago resemble a war zone and the cycle of violence shows no signs of abating. One organisation decides the only way to stop the violence is to confront and literally interrupt it. The camera follows three ‘Violence Interrupters’ who work tirelessly with those seeking revenge by listening, accepting and mentoring them. Their main aim: to teach that peace is possible. Both heartbreaking and transforming, this film showcases the incredible people who do dangerous and crucial work on the streets of Chicago. See the trailer here.
Wow. The trailer is so good.