Guests on this episode include Jason Osder who discusses his new documentary “Let The Fire Burn“. The documentary is composed entirely with archival footage yet unfurls with the tension of a thriller. Osder’s documentary recounts the steps that led to a horrific tragedy on May 13, 1985, when a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and the controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a deadly climax.
Filmmakers Deidre Schoo & Michael Beach Nichols discuss “Flex is Kings”. Their film documents the hopes and realities of the under-acknowledged and totally unfunded group of Brooklyn artists behind the urban dance movement called ‘flexing.’ Despite high crime rates and few educational or job opportunities, a large and growing group of young men is resisting gang life to pioneer a form of narrative dance that tells the story of their streets.
Filmmakers Sabine Krayenbühl & Zeva Oelbaum are raising money for their new project, “Letters From Baghdad“, which tells the mostly unknown story of writer & spy Gertrude Bell.