“Let the Fire Burn”

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Filmmaker Jason Osder talks about his documentary “Let the Fire Burn,” about the catastrophic 1985 police bombing of the radical group MOVE in Philadelphia. The bomb set off a fire, and as men, women, and children fled the building, a spectacular firefight with the police ensued — broadcast on live TV. Eleven people died and 61 homes burned to the ground. “Let the Fire Burn” is playing at Film Forum through October 15.


Jason Osder

Comments [2]

Joseph Bell from downtown

I interviewed MOVE twice in the late 70s for a small publication. The truth is that anyone would have objected to their presence in a populated area. Smelly compost piles, political harangues blasted over loudspeakers and many other problems. On the other hand, the fire was an unmitigated disaster and there should have been criminal responsibility.

Oct. 03 2013 12:55 PM
Wayne Johnson Ph.D. from Bk

Can Mr. Osder talk about the role of the Mayor (Wilson Goode) who ordered the bombing of Move.

Oct. 03 2013 12:29 PM

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