Friday, September 21, 2012
The Interrupters is about violence in children in Chicago, IL. It takes place in Englewood. one of 77 different communities in Chicago. My reaction to the film was that children in america especially this little community are no longer children. They believe that they should be feared and honored by their piers and demand respect to the point that they are willing to take a life. The community seems like a severely segregated area and has a school system that is lacking on education and the ability to enforce rules on the children. I believe this is due to the area having no jobs and no funding. My favorite quote came from Ameena, "Find a soft spot, not weak." The children in this area do not like to be weak and i think this ties in with the honor and respect.