Monday, October 22, 2012

BURN - A Documentary about Detroit Firefighters

Last week I came across a link for a film called BURN. BURN is not coming to your local movie theater - but it could with ample support.

BURN is a documentary that follows E50 in Detroit. A city who is facing big problems. In the last 60 years, the city has seen it's population drop to half of what it once was. Add in the racial and economic issues and you have a recipe for disaster. Arson is the cause for most fires in the city. The problems don't end there. These firefighters put their lives on the line daily responding to calls in run down trucks and wore out gear making next to nothing - raises and funding are a thing of the past. The documentary delves into every day life running with the firefighters of E50.

After watching the trailer for the film, I quickly went in search of cities and dates. Unfortunately, the closest viewing location for us is 3 hours away. Not exactly feasible for a week day showing when 374 works third shift. BURN is looking for backers to help get the film into movie theaters. You can go to BURN's KickStarter page to pledge a monetary donation to help back the project. This project is a completely independent documentary - all funding has been raised by the makers. Now they need your help to push the film into as many cities as possibly. That is all dependent on how much money they raise.

You can check out their Facebook page for a list of current viewing cities and dates. If you attend a showing, please come back and leave a comment here. I'd love to hear your reaction to the film!


You can find BURN on Facebook HERE

You can find BURN on Twitter HERE

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