Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Interrupters: We Are Our Brothers' Keepers. PBS Special

"An intimate journey across the violent landscape of our cities through the eyes of those fighting to sow peace and security."
There comes a time when one simply must step up. The lack of this sense of responsibility is what makes me so angry about Congo, and other neighborhoods.

"On Sept. 24, 2009, Derrion Albert, a 16-year-old honors student, was walking home from school when he found himself amidst a violent confrontation between two rival groups from his school."

“Chicago has always been notoriously known for street organization, crimes and murders and all that, but what’s so profound for me is to see that, as I’m growing up, that death is inevitable and we’re not afraid of it.”

Here [and below] is a clip from the interrupters, watch and get inspired. (Frontline: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/interrupters/ )
Slate: “The Interrupters” Is “The Most Necessary Film of The Year”

During one weekend in 2008, 37 people were shot in Chicago, seven of them fatally. It was the year Chicago became a posterchild city of America’s gang problem.

Watch The Interrupters Preview on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.


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