Daphne Pinkerson, Director of HBO's "Triangle: Remembering The Fire"

When visiting my aunt in Washington Square, I can’t count the number of times I’ve passed where the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire occurred, unaware the building still existed in the NYU sprawl. It’s strange how certain events make it into schoolbooks, others disappearing into thin air. One hundred years later, Daphne Pinkerson’s film Triangle: Remembering the Fire, tells the personal stories of those affected by the tragedy that changed US worker’s rights forever. ...more

That's what Daphne and I spoke about at length. My hope is that filmmakers humanizing tragedies ...more

Worker's Rights: 100 Years After the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

On March 25, 1911 a fire broke out on the eighth and ninth floors of the Asch Building in New York City, home to the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. Workers, primarily young Italian and Jewish women who recently arrived in America, tried to flee the smoke and flames. Instead they were blocked by locked doors or emergency exits that opened into the room (and the crowd) rather than out of it. ...more

Triangle is one of the more horrific stories in this country's history. One reporter said the ...more