Fires in the Mirror | 1992

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Television adaptation of Anna Deveare Smith's play chronicling the racial tensions that escalated in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in summer 1992 when an automobile, driven by a Hasidic man, jumped the curb and killed a ...more

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Television adaptation of Anna Deveare Smith's play chronicling the racial tensions that escalated in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in summer 1992 when an automobile, driven by a Hasidic man, jumped the curb and killed a seven-year-old black child. Hours later, in what appeared to be a retaliatory act, a crowd of angry blacks stabbed a 29-year-old Hasidic rabbinical student. The play interweaves brief, verbatim monologues by Anna Deavere Smith of 19 characters whose words reflect interviews Smith conducted with her subjects.

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