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A documentary about Detroit told through the eyes of firefighters charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead.

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The city of Detroit, Michigan has been in severe decline in recent decades. Among the resulting problems is the dramatic rise of fires in a decaying urbanscape of abandoned buildings that seems to have no future. This film profiles the lives and trials of the personnel of the Detroit Fire Department, who are on the front line of this taxing battle. Facing constant emergencies in the face of shrinking budgets, the firefighters of Detroit are to determined to protect the city as best they can, whatever the cost. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit

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$225,000 (estimated)

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$1,970 (USA) (9 November 2012)

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$111,300 (USA) (21 December 2012)
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As real as it gets
24 November 2013 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

This movie is as real as it gets, no actors, no scripts, just just real firefighters doing there jobs and saving lives with so much against them. A year following the hero's of the Detroit fire department. It is filmed on the front lines so you are seeing what they see and the danger they put them selves in every day. So hard to watch these firefighters put there lives in danger every day with outdated equipment in a city with so many abandoned homes and buildings for so little pay. It is so sad to see what has happened to this once great American city. I would highly recommend watching this movie, and have a respect for firefighters and what they live with every day.


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