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  • Published: [United States] : New Video, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: NR

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 1422922898
  • 9781422922897
  • 767685281611

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Call number: DVD 301.451 De

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor

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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. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution.

DVD, widescreen; NTSC, region 1.

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waste of time

I was expecting a more substantial documentary - it lacked proper vision and direction. I watched through the end hoping it would improve....very sad to see the motor city in ruin - the message is loud and clear that we got to help put out the fire in the neighbors house or else it will spread.


I was underwhelmed with this film. I was intrigued with the topic and wanted more from the story. It lacked a certain spark. I preferred the documentary "After The Factory," also about Detroit (and comparison to Poland).

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