Detropia: Online Screening & Discussion

Join us today, November 19, for a special online screening event for the Independent Lens documentary Detropia. The screening happens at 9 PM Central (Detroit) time, 7 PM PST, and features a diverse array of panelists chatting about the state of Detroit and the art of recovery.  Moderated by ITVS National Engagement Consultant Michon Boston, guest panelists include Jenenne Whitfield Executive Director/ One & Only, The Detroit Heidelberg Project, Luisa Dantas, director/producer/editor of the film Land of Opportunity, Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz, Program and Communications Director, National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC), and Marquis Herring, publicist and radio consultant and radio & TV broadcast instructor, YouthVille Detroit, among other participants.

The film will also be available to watch online for free on PBS.org for the next week, through November 25.

Detropia “powerfully captures a city fighting not to go dark,” wrote Betsy Sharkey in the LA Times. Adds Peter Howell in the Toronto Star: “Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, Oscar-nominated for their earlier Jesus Camp, aim a compassionate and artful lens in their new documentary Detropia, finding signs of life in the ruined city.”

Watch Detropia online and join us for an important conversation on the Motor City’s attempts to rise from the ashes.

About Craig Phillips

ITVS Interactive Editor, based in San Francisco.
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  • Steven Steven

    This documentary was so sobering and reveals the dumbing down and selling of America. Further it revealed the core of the spiraling of the American economy is greed. Roman all over again.