“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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November 2, 2013 By onamove
See full-length talk at http://onamove.com/multimedia/. Ramona Africa Burning Books bookstore Buffalo, NY October 23, 2013
November 1, 2013 By onamove
Since their founding in 1972, the MOVE organization has been antagonized and abused by the Philadelphia Police Department. A major incident occurred in 1978, when the police raided their Powelton Village home. This raid resulted in the imprisonment of nine group members, now known as the MOVE 9. 35 years ago the Philadelphia Police Department […]
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 […]
November 20, 2013 By onamove
Call the the Pennsylvania Parole Board every Monday in November and December 2013 (11/4/2013 – 12/30/2013).
Hotline (717) 772-4343
- The Pennsylvania Parole Board has illegally kept the MOVE family in prison under the orders of the Fraternal Order of Police and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. Next year, 2014, the MOVE 9 will have been in prison for 36 years–five years past their parole eligibility date!
The Move 9 have met all the requirements for parole and have had excellent prison conduct records, which parole is based on.
The MOVE 9 all have strong families, homes and jobs waiting for them.
The MOVE 9 are idea candidates for parole release. Enough is enough! Free the MOVE 9!