Canada embraces The Interrupters!

Oh, Canada! The Interrupters premiered on Canadian television this weekend, and it enjoyed a warm reception North of the Border. The CBC News Network gave Steve James’ and Alex Kotlowitz's acclaimed documentary its North American TV debut, featuring the film on its series, "The Passionate Eye."

Alex Strachan said of the film in The Montreal Gazette and in the Ottawa Citizen, “The Interrupters is as memorable and hard-to-forget as any documentary you'll see this year.” Brad Oswald of The Winnipeg Free Press said, "Watching [the violence interrupters] work is as harrowing and inspiring as TV drama, scripted or not, gets."

In case you missed it, you can now watch the full episode online on the CBC website.

Excited viewers posted their reactions to Twitter and Facebook during and shortly after the premiere: