2010 “Hot Pion” telling the tragedy of the 1970 Hotel Pioneer Fire in Tucson, AZ

In 1970, a fire at a famous Tucson hotel (the Pioneer Hotel) changed the lives of not only the affected, but of the nation. After the fire, many fire code laws were created so a tragedy like this would never happen again. This 26 minute documentary was produced by the Pesqueira family, which some of their members were firefighters that night.

I directed and edited both pieces and collected the archival footage. The documentary was narrated by Alan Kath, which I also edited, and the interviews and theater footage was shot by Ketil Gunnberg.

The video is in IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1841640/

Premiere at the Fox Theater
Full Documentary

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