The Interrupters

Steve James, Denmark, 2011

119 min.DK/Documentary

"The Interrupters" follows three individuals who with bravado, humility and even humor work to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed themselves. From acclaimed director Steve James and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz, this is an intimate journey into the persistence of violence in our cities. Shot over the course of a year, "The Interrupters" follows these individuals - two men and a woman - as they intervene in disputes before they turn violent. The film captures not only their work, but also their own stories of hope and redemption.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title The Interrupters
Danish title Chicagos Gadeengle
Keywords Violence, Social work, Outreach work, Chicago, USA
Director Steve James
Producer Gordon Quinn, Justine Nagan
Director of Photography Steve James
Editor Aaron Wickenden, Steve James
Composer Joshua Abrams, Neil Strauch
Production country Denmark
Production company Kartemquin Films
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales
Technical info 16:9, color, Stereo
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Kartemquin Films
Co-production Frontline, ITVS, BBC, CBC
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Steve James


Co-producer Zak Piper
Producer Gordon Quinn
Producer Justine Nagan
Executive producer Teddy Leifer
Executive producer Paul Taylor
Executive producer Sally Jo Fifer
Executive producer David Fanning


Cinematographer Steve James


Still photographer Aaron Wickenden


Editor Aaron Wickenden
Editor Steve James
Assistant editor Nora Gully


Composer Joshua Abrams
Composer Neil Strauch
Music supervisor Linda Cohen


Sound Zak Piper

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