Independent Lens

Let the Fire Burn

Season 15 Episode 19 | 1h 25m 31s

On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a deadly climax. Using only archival news coverage and interviews, this film brings to life one of the most tumultuous and largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens in modern American history.

Aired: 05/13/14

Expired: 03/19/17

Rating: TV-PG

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