Let the Fire Burn - Movie Night

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 6:00am to 8:00am
Virtual; link to register in description

Join us in watching the story you never heard in history class! The 2013 documentary Let the Fire Burn recounts the steps that led to a horrific tragedy on May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and the black liberation group MOVE came to a deadly climax. By order of local authorities, police dropped military-grade explosives 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. It was only later discovered that authorities decided to “...let the fire burn.” Using only archival news coverage and interviews, first-time filmmaker Osder has brought to life one of the most tumultuous and largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens in modern American history.

TAJ-ATX invites you to view this film with us online Wednesday, October 28th at 6pm. You can register at https://secure.everyaction.com/nSBYNHsctECGv1jmhNyQKQ2