The Interrupters: One Year of Impact

July 29th marks the first anniversary of The Interrupters theatrical release. Just one year later, the film has left its mark on international policymakers and local community members alike.

The CeaseFire method for violence prevention has caught Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s attention as well, with the City of Chicago recently announcing an unprecedented $1M grant to the organization and its “violence interrupters” to work in collaboration with Chicago Police Department for the first time. That relationship starts today; in itself an amazing development from just one year ago.

To celebrate the film’s impact and CeaseFire’s increased profile as a violence prevention method around the world, we’ve collected key The Interrupters moments from the past year. Highlights include screenings at the United Nations and Capitol Hill, a number of awards, and personal achievements for the film's stars Eddie Bocanegra, Cobe Williams and Ameena Matthews.

Click the image below to view the timeline in PDF format, and follow the links to learn more about each moment.