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MOVE documentary premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

Filmmaker Jason Osder takes on MOVE

MOVE documentary premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

Filmmaker Jason Osder
Filmmaker Jason Osder GW Cherry Tree

Filmmaker Jason Osder will premiere his documentary, "Let the Fire Burn," about the MOVE bombings at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from April 18-28.

Here's the description from Osder's website:

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.


Tribeca calls the film an "unbiased and thorough account" of MOVE and a "real-life Wild West story absent the luxury of identifying its heroes by the color of their hats."

Osder currently resides in Washington, D.C. where is a professor at George Washington University. In 2011, Osder was awarded a grant of $30,000 by the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program to complete the film.

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