One of the most innovative aspects of Ceasefire, borrowing heavily on strategies from the public health field, is the use of “violence interruptors.”  A recently released, Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, documentary takes a closer look:

“From producer/director Steve James and author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz, The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising story of three “violence interrupters” in Chicago who with bravado, humility and even humor try to protect their communities from the violence they once employed.”

View the trailer for the documentary below: