Release Date : 4 Oct, 2013
Director : Jason Osder
Writers : Jason Osder
Runtime : 88 min
On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped two pounds of military explosives onto a city row house occupied by the radical group MOVE. The resulting fire was not fought for over an hour although firefighters were on the scene with water cannons in place. Five children and six adults were killed and sixty-one homes were destroyed by the six-alarm blaze, one of the largest in the city’s history. This dramatic tragedy unfolds through an extraordinary visual record previously withheld from the public. It is a graphic illustration of how prejudice, intolerance and fear can lead to unthinkable acts of violence.
New York-based indie Zeitgeist Films knows how to promote a political documentary, and this look at an under-reported event from the Reagan Era seems to be registering with people on Facebook and elsewhere.