MOVE: Confrontation in Philadelphia (1980)

  • 1980
  • UK Premiere
  • 1h 2m
  • United States

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The MOVE Organization is a family of committed revolutionaries, founded by John Africa in 1972. Life is their priority, and caring for life forms the core of their beliefs. “We know how threatening our message is to those in power and why they come down so hard on us. We expect it and we are prepared for it,” said Africa. MOVE members survived two catastrophic attacks from the Philadelphia police within the span of 10 years, resulting in members – including children – being imprisoned and murdered. First-time filmmakers Karen Pomer and Jane Mancini risked their lives to record on the ground during the August 8 1978 police siege of the MOVE home in Powelton Village by police. After that, they spent more than two and a half years researching and assembling this testimony.

Language

English

Subtitles

English

Bonus Content

Move: Confrontation in Philadelphia Q&A

Move: Confrontation in Philadelphia Q&A