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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.
It is a good movie, but it really doesn't show you anything new. If you watch a few of the ruin porn videos you see pretty much everything there is in the movie. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tim McCool
I think this is my favorite film of the last two months. Obviously it is about the decay of Detroit. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Karl E. Weaver
Because Detroit is my ancestral home and the place where I spent 11 of my most formative years, I watched Detropia with a sense of grief, loss, hurt, anger, and betrayal. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Polo Sr.
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Detropia takes a look at the current state of Detroit, the prime example of a remnant of the industrial... Read more
I grew up in Detroit, it showed the real rot of what was once a great industrial, and cultural icon city. Read morePublished 16 months ago by charles Stokes
'Detropia' presents the city as it was a few years ago, just prior to bankruptcy. This is accomplished largely through the eyes of a small number of perceptive long-time residents... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Loyd E. Eskildson
I love this movie. I teach AP Human Geography and it comes in handy for deindustralization. There is some strong language, but the point is so strong I get approval to use it... Read morePublished 19 months ago by CollegeStealth