Tylor Norwood, 2016, 1hr 22min
Friday, May 4th, 7pm
This is what a comeback looks like.
“The United States of Detroit” is a stylish and moving documentary about the resilience and spirit of Detroit’s neighborhoods, telling the story of the city’s past, its present resurgence, and future potential.
“A lot of the films I’ve done in the past focus on communities solving problems… a big theme of my work is exploring ways that communities come together. I had this strong image of being young and hearing that song, ‘This land is your land, this land is my land,’- thinking about inter-connectivity between communities facing similar issues. This film doesn’t scream with a rigid motif, but leaves the viewer feeling positive about community and individuals are able to accomplish. Things happening in Detroit are applicable to over 300 postindustrial cities- this film serves as a way to get people brainstorming to solve world problems, starting with themselves.” —Tylor Norwood, Director