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Detropia (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 21 January 2012 (USA)
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A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.
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Noah Stewart ...
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Rachele Gilmnore ...
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Michael Wanko ...
Singer: Also Featured at the Detroit Opera House
Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra ...
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94 East ...
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Luann French ...
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Crystal Starr ...
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Dave Bing ...
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The woes of Detroit are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base. Is the Midwestern icon actually a canary in the American coal mine? DETROPIA is a cinematic tapestry of a city and its people who refuse to leave the building, even as the flames are rising. Written by Loki Films

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$18,350 (USA) (7 September 2012)

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$356,172 (USA) (21 November 2012)
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Tommy Stephens: Capitalism is a great system - I love it; but it exploits the weak. It always does. Unfortunately.
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I Am Coming For My Things
Written by Missy Mazzoli
Performed by Victoire
Courtesy of Missy Mazzoli Music and Good Child Music, Domind Publishing, New Amsterdam Records
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Ruin Porn
2 August 2014 | by (Detroit,MI) – See all my reviews

May contain spoilers: It has some interesting images,anecdotes and stories but for the most part it is nothing but ruin porn. I didn't hate the movie but it really did not go too far in depth about the complex nature of the cities decline. These things include racial tensions, mismanagement, population declines, real estate practices, recessions,public schools, politics, crime and outsourcing. I know they covered some of these things but they barely scratched the surface on many of these issues. I think if you really would like to know some of these issues in a more intimate matter than your better off researching it and watching a show like The Wire. I think that show does a great job of examining many issues that the big cities face and to a lesser extent many cities.


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