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Burn (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 22 April 2012 (USA)
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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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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

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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)

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$111,300 (USA) (21 December 2012)
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The producers were motivated to make this film following the tragic death of Detroit firefighter Walter Harris, who perished fighting an arson fire in an abandoned house in 2008. See more »

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Spin-off Burn: Detroit Rekindled (2016) See more »

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Written by George Clinton (as George Clinton, Jr.) and Bernard Warren
Performed by Funkadelic
Courtesy of Westbound Records
Published by Bridgeport Music
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Excellent - Inspiring, Emotional
15 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Detroit needs our help. This is a must-see real life documentary that takes you into a local Detroit Fire Station for an entire year. You will also be taken right into actual fires throughout the city. Although it focuses only on Detroit, similar fire departments across the country are going through the same thing. If you are a firefighter, know a firefighter, or you just want to see an emotional, informative, funny, inspiring documentary then you must see this. Well worth it, I have seen it twice already. Although it is not a lot of theaters across the country, check their website because they are usually in a different town certain days. If you haven't seen it already I highly recommend it.


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