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Detroit Wild City (2011)

Detroit, ville sauvage (original title)
A documentary exploring the rise and fall of Detroit. Compiling historical footage and interviews with the city's residents, this meditative documentary looks at a city reclaimed by nature and resettled by 21st century urban pioneers.

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Credited cast:
Black Monk ...
Philosopher
Geoff George ...
Explorer
Larry Mongo ...
Club
Scott Farrow ...
Anarchist
John George ...
Rebuilder
George Higgins ...
Piano
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Jeanette Pierce
Shirley Robinson
Harry Ward
Billy West ...
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The automobile industry jump-started Detroit's prolific rise and helped turn it into the most industrialized city in the United States. But drastic changes in American demographics & culture have upended the once prosperous city, leaving it in partial ruins. Today, vast urban prairies, populated with a diverse array of wildlife including falcon, deer, and coyote, have replaced what once had been working- and middle-class neighborhoods. Now, an unexpected turn of events has created a 'blank canvas' environment where young people and urban farmers are moving back into the ruined neighborhoods of old Detroit. Are these folks a new kind of pioneer? Could this be a way in which American's urban areas are being "rediscovered"? The film contains interviews and appearances by a number of Detroiters, including a fix-it man, and urban farmer, a photographer & urban explorer, a bar owner, a lifelong resident, and a self-professed "monk", who together illustrate & narrate the story of the city's ... Written by F. Tillon

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29 April 2011 (USA)  »

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