2012 . Documentary . 1h 33m
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.
Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
07 Sep 2012
3 weeks ago
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