Go Deeper into The Interrupters with InterruptViolence.com

We are proud to announce the launch of INTERRUPT VIOLENCE, an interactive exploration of the persistent violence of American cities. INTERRUPT VIOLENCE takes you deeper into the themes and issues of our award-winning documentary The Interrupters.

The website will allow users to share their challenges while finding resources, strategies, and inspiration for positive change. By connecting people, telling stories in new ways, and cultivating educational experiences, the community can support and strengthen each other to collectively interrupt both topical fissures and root causes of violence in their own ways. INTERRUPT VIOLENCE focuses on issues including coping with trauma, seeking psychological help, behavior change, youth mentoring, family issues, education, reentry from prisons, restorative justice, and employment.

INTERRUPT VIOLENCE was developed by Kartemquin Films with The Independent Television Service (ITVS) and Mozilla Foundation through The Living Docs Project, an innovation lab that brings together filmmakers and technology developers to create interactive cinema online using HTML5 and popcorn.js technology. The initiative also gained support from Tribeca Film Institute's New Media Fund in the program’s inaugural year and subsequently won an Empowerment Grant from Motorola Mobility Foundation to leverage mobile technology and applications to help build stronger communities. The site was built in collaboration by Kartemquin and Kounterattack. The Kartemquin team on the project included Andrew Suprenant, Patrick Lile, Anton Seals, Zak Piper, Tim Horsburgh and Kristen Zelenka.


The Interrupters is now available to watch on Netflix Instant for the first time (it has long been available for free online via PBS FRONTLINE). If you still haven't seen it, check out the "best documentary of 2011" today!