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This Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary is an exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. The film begins on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown.
LET THE FIRE BURN is a found-footage film that focuses on events as they happened in May of 1985 when the Philadelphia Police Department attempted to evict the members of the black liberation group MOVE from their row house in a residential area. The group resisted, and police unleashed gunfire, tear gas, and explosives on the home, which officials — with the permission of the mayor and district attorney — opted to let burn. Five children and six adults perished in the blaze, which also destroyed over 60 homes in the neighborhood.
Nominated for Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, Whose Streets explores the aftermath of the killing of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by Darren Wilson, a white police officer.