TRIANGLE: REMEMBERING THE FIRE

If you have HBO, watch/record the documentary Triangle:  Remembering the Fire when it airs again tomorrow night.  (Is also available for a limited time on HBO on Demand.)

The film (running time about 45 minutes) premiered on March 21, 2011 to mark the 100th anniversary of the factory fire that killed 146 workers – most of them young immigrant women and girls – and provoked public outrage that gave the labor movement traction it had found difficult to gain before the tragedy.

Some people believe we are entering a new Gilded Age, and various economic statistics suggest troubling trends in this direction.  Triangle:  Remembering the Fire is more than a profoundly moving historical documentary; it is also a cautionary tale that speaks to our own time.

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