Detropia (2012)

Published on June 24, 2020 by

Experts agree that the current health emergency may bring our world into a global economic recession just like the crisis of 2008, or even worse. Times of crisis are challenging and put the livelihoods of many at stakes. On the other hand, it is during difficult times that humans tend to be the most innovative and daring. This is one of the key takeaways from DETROPIA, an intimate look at the city of Detroit, America’s first major post-industrial city, as it struggles to deal with the consequences of a broken economic system. Is the midwestern iconic city actually a canary in the American coal mine? DETROPIA is a cinematic tapestry of a city and its people who refuse to leave the building, even as the flames are rising, a portrait of strength and hope.

Filmmakers: Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady
Released: 2012

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