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Detropia

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
Detropia


Detroit's story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now . . . the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, DETROPIA sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution. These soulful pragmatists and stalwart philosophers strive to make ends meet and make sense of it all, refusing to abandon hope or resistance. Their grit and pluck embody the spirit of the Motor City as it struggles to survive postindustrial America and begins to envision a radically different future.
Related reviews:
11/01/2012
Inga Saffron: Detropia doesn't voyeuristically skim the surfaces of Detroit, but plumbs the city's misfortunes for deeper truths about America's suffering middle class, shrinking industrial base, and widening chasm of income inequality. » Read more

MPAA rating:
Unrated
Cast:
Heidi Ewing; Rahcel Grady
Directed by:
Heidi Ewing; Rachel Grady
On the web:
 
Detropia Official Site
Genre:
Documentary
Running time:
01:33
Release date:
2012
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