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In 1991, Cameron Todd Willingham's three daughters died in a Corsicana, Texas house fire. Tried and convicted for their arson murders, Willingham was executed in February 2004 despite overwhelming expert criticism of the prosecution's arson evidence. Today, Willingham's name has become a call for reform in the field of forensics and a rallying cry for the anti-death penalty movement; yet he remains an indisputable "monster" in the eyes of Texas Governor Rick Perry, who ignored the science that could have saved Willingham's life. Equal parts murder mystery, forensic investigation and political drama, Incendiary documents the haunted legacy of a prosecution built on "folklore." -- (C) Official Site

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Alarming viewing for anyone who cares about the American justice system.

Full Review… | November 19, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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Highly engaging.

Full Review… | October 13, 2011
Dallas Morning News
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Raises interesting and important questions but suffers from poor organization and glosses over or ignores inconvenient facts.

Full Review… | October 7, 2011
New York Post
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It's a sobering look at the danger of fallible people making irreversible decisions.

October 7, 2011
Newark Star-Ledger
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Mr. Martin is confident in his convictions. The filmmakers are confident about their science. Justice, this strong documentary asserts, is at risk in the division.

Full Review… | October 6, 2011
New York Times
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It's too bad that Steve Mims and Joe Bailey, Jr.'s documentary Incendiary doesn't reach more effectively beyond those who already share its assumptions.

Full Review… | October 6, 2011
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