Firehouse

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Opened Feb 4, 2011
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Based on true events, this life and death story of the moral choices of firemen explodes when a young girl dies and the firehouse is blamed. Firehouse is a re-examination of the Amadou Diallo issue set inside a South Bronx firehouse. A probationary, rookie fireman responds to a fire rescuing a veteran firefighter, in lieu of a 12 year-old girl, who dies as a result. The community is outraged; mass demonstrations ensue. The rookie fireman, a former cop who had previously been tried and acquitted - along with three other cops - for the murder of an unarmed Puerto Rican, claims to have not seen the young girl. Is the rookie fireman telling the truth, or is this a case of a cover-up involving race?