Steve James & Alex Kotlowitz's film, which aired on PBS through WGBH's FRONTLINE in February 2012, was praised by the awards committee for providing "new understanding of a stubborn societal problem through strong characters and excellent reporting, shooting and editing."
The film is one of 14 documentaries and news reports honored with Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award Silver Batons this year for "the strength of their reporting, storytelling and impact in the public interest." The awards are seen as the broadcast journalism equivalent of the Pultizer Prize.
The Dallas International Film Festival has announced their 2011 lineup, and The Interrupters will happily be taking part in the festival. The festival begins March 31st and runs through April 10th, with tickets going on sale March 17th. The Interrupters will screen Friday, April 8th at 4:00pm and then again the following day at 2:30pm.