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FRONTLINE: The Interrupters
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02/14/2012
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Three former Chicago criminals place themselves in the line of fire to protect their communities.

 


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TUE 2/14/2012

9:00PM on CPTV
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FRONTLINE

THE INTERRUPTERS

The Interrupters presents unforgettable profiles in courage, as three former street criminals in Chicago place themselves in the line of fire to protect their communities. The two-hour film follows the lives of these “Violence Interrupters,” who include the charismatic daughter of one of the city’s most notorious former gang leaders, the son of a murdered father, and a man haunted by a killing he committed as a teenager. As they intervene in disputes to prevent violence, they reveal their own inspired journeys of struggle and redemption. From acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here), The Interrupters chronicles an unusually intimate, year-long journey across the stubbornly violent landscape of our cities through the eyes of those fighting to sow peace and security.


 
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