Monday, May 7, 2012

Triangle: Remembering the Fire

When I was in grade school, we were told of the harrowing Collinwood fire which took the lives of 175 people, mostly children, from a neighboring school in 1908 and led to a massive upheaval in fire codes and regulation. A similar and no less horrifying incident that bore the same aftermath took place three years later at the Triangle Garment Factory in New York City which unnecessarily claimed the lives of 146 people, mostly consisting of young immigrant women. "Triangle: Remembering the Fire" is an incredible in-depth look at the tragic event as well as a tribute to its victims, made largely by their descendants who recall the horrid event as it has been passed down through the generations. The documentary in intelligently written and impeccably researched that also carries a scary message of corporate priorities while detailing an avoidable horrific tragedy that took place not that long ago.