Let the Fire Burn

Let the Fire Burn – documentary feature

Micheal Ward was the only child to survive the fire.

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.

LET THE FIRE BURN is currently in postproduction and scheduled to premiere 2012.

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