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Detropia

2012 . Documentary . 1h 33m

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Everyone

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About the movie

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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.

Director:

Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

Rated:

Not Rated

Language:

English

Release:

07 Sep 2012

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The Why

3 weeks ago

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“Detropia” - a portrait of the economic decline of the city of Detroit - is a 2012 film directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. With the long-term changes in the automobile industry, Detroit’s residents are affected and a dystopian scenario takes shape, resembling the circumstances of the U.S in 2020. “Please Vote for Me”, follows a mini-experiment in democracy with the first ever elections for class monitor in a 3rd grade class in the city of Wuhan, China. The film invites for a serious examination of the challenges of democratization not only in China, but around the world.