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Let the Fire Burn: Jason Osder

Date: 4:30pm EST February 11

Part of the Sophie Kerr Lecture Series

On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped two pounds of military explosives onto a city row house occupied by the radical group MOVE. The resulting fire was not fought for over an hour although firefighters were on the scene with water cannons in place. Five children and six adults were killed and sixty-one homes were destroyed by the six-alarm blaze, one of the largest in the city’s history. This dramatic tragedy unfolds through an extraordinary visual record previously withheld from the public.

Jason Osder is the director and producer of the award-winning documentary Let the Fire Burn, is an assistant professor at The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, and is a partner at Amigo Media, a color-correction, postproduction, and training company. Jason co-authored Final Cut Pro Workflows: The Independent Studio Handbook with Robbie Carman, his partner at Amigo and he creates online training courses for Lynda.com

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