The Interrupters' Ameena Matthew Battles Leukemia

Posted on September 9, 2014

Ameena in The Interrupters 

Those of you who have seen the critically lauded documentary The Interrupters, an ITVS-funded film by Steve James (Hoop Dreams; Life Itself) that aired on PBS’s FRONTLINE last year, will be saddened to hear that its main subject, Ameena Matthews, is battling leukemia and lymphoma. While Ameena is no longer an employee of Ceasefire, the violence prevention organization featured in The Interrupters, she has been a vital part of Chicago's efforts to help reduce its epidemic of gang warfare. 

Via our friends at Kartemquin Films, you can be proactive in lending a hand to Ameena’s fight by contributing to a campaign to cover her medical costs. The Interrupters is also currently available to watch online for free via PBS Video.

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