Film: Let the Fire Burn
Northampton Committee to Stop War 2nd and 4th Wednesdays film series. Free and accessible. Discussion follows.
Let the Fire Burn is a 2013 documentary film about one of the most tumultuous but largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens in modern U.S. history, the events leading up to and surrounding a 1985 stand-off between the black liberation group MOVE and the Philadelphia Police Department. It comes to life through archived actual news coverage and interviews.This film shows that tensions between citizens--especially African-Americans--and police are far from new. Members of local citizen groups will take part in the post-film discussions about efforts for oversight over police treatment of citizens