The Interrupters: Doku-Trailer über Streetworker in Chicago

(Youtube Direktchicago, via MeFi)

X-Posting von den Filmfreunden: Trailer zur Doku „The Interrupters“ über Straßenarbeiter die mit gewalttätigen Jugendlichen und Gangs in Chicago arbeiten. Sieht sehr, sehr großartig aus. Viel mehr Infos auf der Website zum Film, der grade einen Kinostart in UK ergattert hat, vielleicht läuft der hier auch irgendwann.

Filmed out of Chicago’s Kartemquin Films, The Interrupters follows a year in the life of the city as it grapples with the plague of urban violence. At the heart of the story are Ameena Matthews, Cobe Williams and Eddie Bocanegra, each of whom has credibility on the street because of their own personal histories. With gumption, wisdom and wit, they work to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they themselves once employed. These “Violence Interrupters” (their job title) — work for CeaseFire, a local organization whose guiding principle is that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so respond with similar treatment: go after the most infected, and stop the infection at its source.