LET THE FIRE BURN

By Jason OSDER

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Documentary - Completed 2013

A documentary told entirely through archival footage about the fatal 1980’s standoff between the municipal government of Philadelphia and the radical, African American organization MOVE, which ended in flames which still smolder today.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary, First film, Historical
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jason OSDER
    • Producer(s)
    • Jason OSDER
    • Synopsis
    • On May 13, 1985, a decade-long conflict between the Philadelphia police and MOVE, a radical African American back-to-nature group, comes to a head. After an extensive gunfight, the Police commissioner authorized a bomb to be dropped on the MOVE compound, a row house in lower-middle class West Philadelphia, which ignited a fire that killed all the residents except one little boy and destroyed an entire community. First time filmmaker Jason Osder’s sobering and powerful archival documentary pulls you into this moment where suspicion and intractability build into a deadly conclusion.
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