Following on the heels of a bloody summer in Chicago
, Vice Magazine has partnered with CeaseFire for a new documentary on violence interrupters
. The purpose of this documentary? To help promote Bethseda software's new videogame, Eye for an Eye, based on revenge killing.
Previous work on this subject includes The Interrupters
, which did not have a videogame tie-in.
is a new film
from Steve James (Hoop Dreams
) and Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here
) about the work of CeaseFire
's Violence Interrupters
), who work to prevent violence in Chicago with direct intervention and mediation. The film follows Ameena Matthews
, the daughter of of a notorious gang leader; Eddie Bocanegra
, who teaches art to children and is driven by remorse for a murder he committed when he was seventeen; and the charismatic Cobe Williams
, who recently joined James and Kotlowitz for an interview
with WFMT's Andrew Patner. Some of the videos contain strong language and scenes of violence.
Blocking the Transmission of Violence.
"If gang violence was an infectious disease, how would you stop it? A Chicago epidemiologist
thinks he has the answer