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Title:
Let the fire burn
Edition:
Widescreen.
Publication Information:
[New York] : Zeitgeist Films, 2014.

©2014
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (95 minutes) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; stereo, 5.1 surround.
Target Audience:
MPAA: Not rated
Language:
English
General Note:
Videodisc release of motion picture produced in 2013.
Awards:
2013 Tribeca Film Festival: Best Editing in a Documentary; 2013 IDA Awards, Best Editor; 2014 Independent Spirit Awards, Truer than Fiction Award.
Contents:
Extras: Michael Ward interviews -- Director Q&A -- Theatrical trailer.
Abstract:
Comprised of found footage and sound bites, Let the fire burn describes the conflict between the Black Power group MOVE and the people and city government of Philadelphia, culminating in the armed standoff of May 13, 1985, in which one police officer and eleven MOVE members were killed, ending when Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on the row house that served as MOVE headquarters.
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A found-footage film that unfurls with the tension of a great thriller. On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial Black Power group MOVE came to a deadly climax. By order of local authorities, police dropped military-grade explosive onto a MOVE-occupied rowhouse. TV cameras captured the conflagration that quickly escalated-and resulted in the tragic deaths of eleven people (including five children) and the destruction of 61 homes.