October 18 - November 11, 2013
Entertaining features, documentaries, and shorts from around the globe.
A Vacation from Ordinary Film.
BURN is a feature documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of Detroit firefighters, who are charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead.
Firefighters have an up-close view of the best and worst in any city. This is especially true for Detroit. Detroit is a picture of the future of American industrial cities in a post-industrial age: One foot in a prosperous past, with an uncertain next act, struggling to survive in a changing economy. Since 1950, racial tensions and vanishing industry have cut Detroit'Âs population in half from 1.8 million, making it a housing market horror story and leaving behind 80,000 abandoned homes. And in Detroit, social problems manifest themselves in one way - FIRE.
The result is a dying city with one of the highest arson rates in the world.
This screening is a benefit to raise funds to distribute the film. detroitfirefilm.org