Monday 12th November 2pm - this screening is for those working in / interested in the Criminal Justice System with young people and includes a Q&A at the end of the film.
The Interrupters - From producer/director Steve James and author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz, The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising story of three “violence interrupters” in Chicago who with bravado, humility and even humor try to protect their communities from the violence they once employed.
The event is supported by the Leicestershire Police and YOI Glen Parva.
The documentary will be be screened simultaneously to the media studies group in YOI Glen Parva.
To register for FREE ticket/s please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue - Showcase Cinema, Highcross
Jc – this follows a report in the London Evening Standard on 28th October 2012:
“The arrests of more than 200 leaders of London street gangs in the wake of last year’s riots has led to an increase in “chaos, violence and anarchy” in the capital, a report by the Centre for Social Justice thinktank claimed. It warned that the removal of the so-called “elders” from the streets has backfired by creating a power vacuum in which younger and more hot-headed members seized control of gangs on a wave of violence.
Drawing on interviews with community leaders and former gang members, it warned of an “escalation” of violence as more junior members – known as “youngers” – vie for status and respect in the absence of the restraining hand of older figures who had imposed a code of behaviour.”
The link to the 3rd DocFilm Festival site is - http://docfilmfestival.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/monday-12th.html