A 4-year-old girl is killed inside her apartment, an innocent casualty of Detroit's worst urban war, after a cigarette lighter is mistaken for hostile gunfire. Not far away a deaf and mute man walks to a bus stop, on his way to work when he, too, falls dead from a bullet - probably never having known he's been mistaken for a perpetrator amidst the broken glass and nightmarish chaos. Elsewhere in the haze of burning buildings and boiled-over emotion a security guard calls police for help as expectant looters threaten a supermarket; police arrive, but confusion prevails again, leaving one man dead. The security guard. These are just a few examples of the tragic deaths that resulted from perhaps the ugliest chapter in Detroit's collective history. Dispelling myths and stereotypes, promoting discussion and understanding of the underlying causes of the July 1967 uprising, often referred to as the "'67 riots," are among the objectives of a provocative documentary, Finding the Lost, which ...Written by
Eddie B. Allen, Jr.