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Burn is a character-driven documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of Detroiters who are on the front lines, trying to rescue and rebuild it. -- (C) Official Site

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  • An action-packed look at the men who do their best to keep Detroit from going up in flames.

    May 2, 2013 | Full Review…
  • These stories are moving, but what really distinguishes the film is the sense of an entire city giving in to self-immolation.

    Dec 14, 2012 | Full Review…
  • An emotional character study of a group of heroic, yet very human, individuals.

    Dec 7, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The film makes you thankful for members of this macho breed, who relish risking their lives to save others.

    Nov 8, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • Burn captures the danger (and, yes, excitement) of putting out blazes, as well as the futility of dousing flames in a city rife with arson-and the struggles to maintain adequate funding in a wrecked economy that hits the public sector hardest.

    Nov 7, 2012 | Full Review…
  • Vividly captures a year in the life of eastside Detroit's Engine Company 50.

    Nov 1, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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