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Film Debuts In Tucson Tonight: 49 babies & kids killed in daycare fire in Hermosillo; Burn victims treated in AZ

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A documentary on one of the worst tragedies in the history of Mexico debuts Thursday in a film that has a direct impact on scores of residents here in Tucson.

49 babies were killed in a 2009 day care center fire in Hermosillo, Sonora. A lot of people from Tucson were directly affected by this tragedy. The seven-year anniversary of the fire is on June 5th (AKA “El Movimiento de 5 de junio).  The film “49 Angels” opens on June 2nd at the Screening Room in downtown Tucson.

Filmmaker Charlie Minn, who's had a number of documentaries air here in Tucson, said he made the film "49 Angels" to represent all the fallen babies and their devastated families and friends.

"With so much violence in the world, so many cities have developed their own scars,” said Minn,” In Tucson, it's the mass shooting on Jan 8th, 2011. In Hermosillo, it's the fire in 2009, no question. I don't see an end to any of this as we have so many bad people in the world."

Minn continued, “Was this an accident or a deliberate act to destroy paperwork at an adjacent warehouse to cover up government corruption?  Nobody is in jail today for this horrific fire.”

In the film, Minn goes in-depth through interviews with family members, wounded children and others to discover the truth behind the 2009 ABC Daycare center fire.

Here’s another local tie: KVOA News 4 Tucson Reporter & Anchor Paul Cicala played a role in the filming of the documentary, and is listed as the film’s “Co-Producer” in the film credits.

In addition, Hermosillo native and longtime Tucson resident Iram Rascon (husband of NBC sister station Telemundo's reporter Paola Blumenkron) is listed in film credits as a photographer on this project.

The website for the new documentary is www.49angels.com

The trailer can be viewed on the link above

THEATER OPENINGS:

THE SCREENING ROOM | TUCSON AZ | TICKETS
JUN 02 | 9:30pm
JUN 03 | 4:45, 6:30
JUN 04 | 2:00, 3:45, 5:30, 7:15, 9:00
JUN 05 | 2:00, 3:45, 5:30, 7:15pm
JUN 06 | 5:15pm
JUN 07 | 6:00, 7:45pm
JUN 08 | 5:15
JUN 09 | 4:45

Director Charlie Minn will be at the theatre from 6/2 to 6/4 to answer questions from the audience.

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