“This MASTERPIECE about an astounding and forgotten moment in recent American history SHOULD BE SEEN FAR AND WIDE.” – Filmmaker Magazine
“Has THE FORCE AND INTRIGUE of a courtroom thriller…Ripples with URGENCY and MORAL COMPLEXITY.”
In the astonishingly gripping Let the Fire Burn, director Jason Osder has crafted that rarest of cinematic objects: a found-footage film that unfurls with the tension of a great thriller. On May 13, 1985, by order of local Philadelphia 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. See trailer and read more at http://letthefireburn.com.
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March 4, 2014 By onamove
AMSTERDAM, 24-26 JANUARY, 2014 JANUARY 25, 2014 “ADVANCED DEMOCRACY” The first session was held under the title of “advanced democracy” on 25 January 2014. Computer expert Jeromin explained how the system secretly listens people and sells their information using computer technology. He advised that people should stay away from quiz games and social media that […]
November 2, 2013 By onamove
See full-length talk at http://onamove.com/multimedia/. Ramona Africa Burning Books bookstore Buffalo, NY October 23, 2013
October 13, 2013 By onamove
Almost 35 years after the Aug. 8, 1978 confrontation in Philadelphia, the eight remaining “MOVE 9″ prisoners are still being denied parole, after becoming eligible in 2008. MOVE is asking for support in building public pressure for the MOVE 9′s release. The MOVE 9 are: Name Photo Location Years Imprisoned Michael Davis Africa Graterford, PA […]
July 24, 2014 By onamove
African-American History Museum
7th and Arch Streets (map/directions)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
* Free admission
Join the MOVE family in expressing our outrage at the ongoing unjust imprisonment of our family for a crime that the government knows they did not commit. August 8, 2014 marks 36 years that innocent MOVE family members have been wrongfully imprisoned and 6 years that they have been illegally and unjustly denied paroled. This government deliberately demolished our home, the scene of the crime and vital evidence within hours after their vicious attack, and then they proceeded to railroad The MOVE 9.
Join the MOVE family, Michael Coard (activist/author, Philadelphia); Alton Maddox (NYC People’s Atty/activist); Dr. Walter Palmer (Prof. & mediator in 1977-78). Download flyer.
More info: (215) 386-1165 or email@example.com
LONG LIVE JOHN AFRICA! LONG LIVE REVOLUTION!
May 22, 2014 By onamove
The new documentary film, Let the Fire Burn, has catalyzed long-needed discussions about the May 13, 1985 bombing of the MOVE family by Philadelphia-Pennsylvania-U.S. authorities. It again highlights the tragedy of why are the innocent, parole-eligible MOVE 9 still imprisoned? Watch the discussion generated at the recent Philadelphia showing on Sat. May 10, 2014.