Decade of Fire


Documentary / History

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100% · 11 reviews
IMDb Rating 7.3/10 10 90 90

Plot summary

As a kid in the South Bronx in the 1970s, Vivian Vazquez watched her tight-knit community become a burned-out ruin as an epidemic of fires raged through her Black and Puerto Rican neighborhood. As Vivian seeks to understand the lasting effects of this tragedy on her family and community, she uncovers a story of injustice, survival and hope that resonates deeply in cities today.

August 29, 2023 at 05:50 AM


Gretchen Hildebran

Top cast

Ronald Reagan as Self
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517.06 MB
English 2.0
29.97 fps
12 hr 56 min
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957.65 MB
English 2.0
29.97 fps
12 hr 56 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ops-52535 7 / 10


For an outsider, living on the other side of the big pond, this is a very well made historical documentary about the infamous(back then) south bronx parts of the nyc,usa.

i, the grumpy old man do remember news reels on the norwegian state tv channel about the race fights and demolition through fire tactics back then when i was young. so this was in fact a reviving story about the mismanaged new york policy makers back then, tearing down a whole sosciety instead of reinforcing it.

its a recommended documentary, and the only drawback is that it shouldve gone even wider and deeper and prolonged into a feature film length playtime, because new york history are like magic.

Reviewed by colonel-13070 6 / 10

Great footage of a sad time. Not 100% accurate.

They don't really emphasize who was responsible. Their own people, brown, black, were the arsonist of the day in that era. Which brings us to the present day, when the same type of people burn down their own neighborhoods, even as recent as the last few years. I've never understood that part of it. Anyway, this is a 100% gleaming example of failed democrat policies. There is so many things wrong with the Democrats and poor people. I just don't understand how you could vote for them decade after decade. I was a Democrat for many years until I saw through this BS. Yet they find themselves in pretty much the exact, same place spinning their wheels, and they keep voting democrat. Democrat always needs victims they want us to split us up, not keep us together like this movie describes and we would all like that for sure. That's not the political way. They need to ensure your vote thereby making sure you're a victim that needs them. It's modern day slavery. They give you enough to sustain, but they never give you enough to get out and maintain it. Maintaining a successful life is the hard part. Even if they gave you $1 million but don't teach you how to make any more money eventually you will be broke. That is the Democratic Party way. Everybody was in an intense pressure cooker environment at that time, residence, firemen, cops, all of them all allowed to disintegrate into chaos by our politicians. See the pattern.?

Reviewed by dipleo 10 / 10

the untold truth

In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Abandoned by city government, nearly a half-million people were displaced as their close-knit, multi-ethnic neighborhood burned to the ground. While insidious government policies caused the devastation, Black and Puerto Rican residents bore the blame. Now, Bronx-born Vivian Vázquez Irizarry exposes the truth about the borough's untold history and reveals how her community chose to resist, remain, and rebuild.

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