At 8:30 this morning, I learned that Detroit was once the fastest growing city in America and is now the fastest shrinking city.
It is on the verge of bankruptcy and of being taken away from its citizens and put in the hands of a “manager.”
I learned this from a piece of beautiful film poetry. It’s a new documentary called DETROPIA from MFF Board member Rachel Grady and her film partner Heidi Ewing. Among others, they made BOYS OF BARAKA, JESUS CAMP (Oscar nominated) and 12TH & DELAWARE. Hopefully, it’ll be part of our program in May.
–Jed Dietz, Wednesday, 1/25