Indie Trailer Sunday: Firefighter Doc 'Burn' About the City of Detroit

June 23, 2013
Source: Apple

Burn Documentary

"You're tackling this thing like it's some kind of dragon - and we don't really lose too often." Today's indie trailer is for a documentary simply titled Burn about the crumbling city of Detroit as seen through the eyes of "the most overworked and worst-funded fire department" in our country. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year and earned some rave reviews. This not only looks like a good insider story, but some of the footage is amazing - those shots inside burning buildings and powerful moments captured. Before today I had never heard about this, but it does look like a must see documentary no matter what city you're from.

Watch the official trailer for Tom Putnam & Brenna Sanchez's doc Burn, in high def from Apple:

From executive producer Denis Leary, this riveting and inspiring documentary film spends a year with Detroit firefighters, who are charged with the thankless task of saving a city many have written off as dead. With vast stretches of abandoned buildings, the highest arson rate in the country, and a budget crisis of epic proportions, these brave men and women risk injury, disablement, and death to try and make a difference for the city they call home. Closer than you’ve ever been, Burn takes you into the fires and into the lives of those who fight them in the most overworked and worst-funded fire department. Directed by Tom Putnam & Brenna Sanchez. First premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Burn was released June 18th - watch it now.

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I'd be interested to see it, but not available here.

Carpola on Jun 23, 2013


what the hell is the use of the internet for if stuff is only limited to certain countries? i love the city of Robocop!!

Sebastiaan Vos on Jun 24, 2013


Hi guys, the movie is available in all regions downloads through our webstore at Thanks! -Tom

Tom Putnam on Jun 24, 2013


Saw this movie a few months ago at the Cass Street Cinema in Detroit, Very powerful and heart-wrenching documentary. I would highly recommend watching it.

Christopher Goudos on Jun 24, 2013

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