- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.8/10
- Director: Jason Osder
- Country: USA
- Year: 2013
- Duration: 88 min
A history of the conflict of the City of Philadelphia and the Black Liberation organization, MOVE, that led to the disastrously violent final confrontation in 1985.
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.
Birdie Africa, Wilson Goode, Delbert Africa, LaVerne Sims, Frank Rizzo, David Shrager, Tomaso Africa, Lucien Blackwell, Ramona Africa, William Brown III, William B. Lytton, Louise James, John Africa, Sue Africa, John Cresse,