New Film Probes Controversial Texas Fire Case
Just a few days before Christmas in 1991, a house fire claimed the lives of three young girls. Their father, Cameron Todd Willingham would eventually be charged, convicted and executed for the crime. But just before, and ever since his execution in 2004, questions have been raised about the science used to prove Willingham’s guilt.
Directors Steve Mims and Joe Bailey explore the case in their new film “Incendiary: The Willingham Case”. It delves into the evolution of fire science in the past 20 years, and follows the political twists and turns the case has undergone in the past few years.
You can see “Incendiary: The Willingham Case” as part of South by Southwest Film on Thursday March 17 at noon, or Saturday March 19 at 5:30 p.m.