Best-selling author presents new documentary screening
A film screening of the documentary "The Interrupters" and a post-screening discussion with Prof. Carol Jabs and the film's producer, best-selling author Alex Kotlowitz, will be held on Tuesday, November 8 at 7 p.m. in the Christopher Center, Room 200.
“The Interrupters” tells the moving and surprising stories of three ‘Violence Interrupters’ who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. From acclaimed director Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”) and author Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here), this film is an unusually intimate journey into the stubborn persistence of violence in our cities.
“The Interrupters” captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for such violence. During that period, the city was besieged by high-profile incidents, most notably the brutal beating of Derrion Albert, a Chicago high school student, whose death was caught on videotape.
This event is a presentation of Concordia University Chicago's Global Justice Series, an interdisciplinary focus on issues of social justice around the world.