“The Interrupters” Wins Best Documentary At Independent Spirit Awards

/
February 26, 2012
/

Photo: Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz at the Independent Spirit Awards (AP Photo/Vince Bucci)

Congratulations to Director/Producer Steve James and Producer Alex Kotlowitz and their whole team at Kartemquin Films on winning best documentary at last night’s Independent Spirit Awards.

The Interrupters, which aired on FRONTLINE on Feb. 14, follows three “violence interrupters” who, with bravado, humility and even humor, work to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they themselves once employed.

“This means a lot for a film like this,” James said upon accepting the award. “It’s about urban violence. We didn’t realize the impact this film would have.”

You can watch The Interrupters here.

In order to foster a civil and literate discussion that respects all participants, FRONTLINE has the following guidelines for commentary. By submitting comments here, you are consenting to these rules:

Readers' comments that include profanity, obscenity, personal attacks, harassment, or are defamatory, sexist, racist, violate a third party's right to privacy, or are otherwise inappropriate, will be removed. Entries that are unsigned or are "signed" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. We reserve the right to not post comments that are more than 400 words. We will take steps to block users who repeatedly violate our commenting rules, terms of use, or privacy policies. You are fully responsible for your comments.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Support Provided By