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Burn (I) (2012)

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A documentary about Detroit told through the eyes of firefighters charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead.

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The city of Detroit, Michigan has been in severe decline in recent decades. Among the resulting problems is the dramatic rise of fires in a decaying urbanscape of abandoned buildings that seems to have no future. This film profiles the lives and trials of the personnel of the Detroit Fire Department, who are on the front line of this taxing battle. Facing constant emergencies in the face of shrinking budgets, the firefighters of Detroit are to determined to protect the city as best they can, whatever the cost. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit




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22 April 2012 (USA)  »

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Burn: One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit  »

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$225,000 (estimated)

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$1,970 (USA) (9 November 2012)


$111,300 (USA) (21 December 2012)

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The Real Deal
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This is the real deal, makes you feel like your on the truck and on the scene. You can't get Hollywood with this, this is the real thing, it's got heat and action all over it. IT's amazing what these guys do , with so little. It truly is a passion that we take for granted.

If you haven't been to a fire scene this will take you to one. Amazing characters that aren't fiction, you will find a kindred spirit with the crew.

It's well done, with great editing, powerful images, this is a must see. If you like Back draft this will be up a definite in your collection. But no Hollywood here, again THE REAL DEAL.

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