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Video of the Day: 'Interrupters' Star Ameena Matthews Interrupts Colbert on His Own Show

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | feelingsoblahg.blogspot.com February 2, 2012 at 11:26AM

Ameena Matthews, one of the most visible members of the Chicago gang violence cessation group CeaseFire and one of the most beloved stars of Steve James' documentary about the group, "The Interrupters," made a trip to the Colbert Report last night to promote the February 14 airing of the film on PBS's Frontline.
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Ameena Matthews on "The Colbert Report."

Ameena Matthews, one of the most visible members of the Chicago gang violence cessation group CeaseFire and one of the most beloved stars of Steve James' documentary about the group, "The Interrupters," made a trip to the Colbert Report last night to promote the February 14 airing of the film on PBS's Frontline.

"The Interrupters" follows Matthews and her CeaseFire colleagues as they use street-level tactics to fight gang violence in Chicago's Englewood community.  The film won the Cinema Eye Honors award for best film earlier this year, but has been snubbed by the Oscars.

Time Magazine named Matthews' performance the 5th best on film in 2011. Check out Indiewire's interview with Matthews here.

Sporting a flashy pair of lightning bolt earrings, Matthews schools Stephen on what it means to be an interrupter and why her work is important:

This article is related to: The Interrupters, The Colbert Report





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