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Rochester Labor Film Series: BURN: One Year on the Front Lines to save Detroit

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The 24th Annual Rochester Labor Film Series presents films that celebrate workers from around the world. BURN: One Year on the Front Lines in the Battle to Save Detroit (Tom Putnam and Brenda Sanchez, US 2012, 86 min.) This engrossing documentary from acclaimed film maker Tom Putnam chronicles the world of the brave firefighters of Detroit's Engine Company 50, one of the country's busiest fire houses. Despite deep budget cuts that result in worn equipment and low pay in a decaying city with rampant arson, these firefighters demonstrate remarkable duty and heroism in their work and resilient efforts to overcome political pressures and personal tragedies. (from 24th Annual Rochester Labor Film Series 2013 flyer, www.rochesterlabor.org)