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Requiem for Detroit? / director of photography, Steve Organ
New York, NY : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2011?], ©2011
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 Videos/2nd Flr  HN80.D6 R47 2011    DUE 11-06-14 OFF CAMPUS
Subject Detroit (Mich.) -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Detroit (Mich.) -- History
Subject(s) Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Physical Description 1 videodisc (NTSC, 60 min.) : DVD-R, DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Form of Work Television program
Note - System Details All region
Language English with optional subtitles for the hearing-impaired
Note Originally produced in 2010 as a television program broadcast in 2010
Wide screen 1.78:1
Performer/Participant Narrator, Julien Temple
Credits Director, Julien Temple; producer, George Hencken; executive producer, Roger Graef; a Films of Record production for BBC
Summary 'More than a requiem, this documentary touches on issues relevant to all students of American history and society by using Detroit as a window into many sociocultural aspects of American life. Major topics include industrialization, the birth of suburbs and consumerism, black migration and white flight, race relations, unionization, economic decline, and community renewal--all set to a sound track by famous Detroit musicians. Director Julien Temple effectively weds scenes of poverty and urban collapse to cheerful archival footage, infusing the film with an energy that is wry, hip, and gritty. The program ends on a hopeful note as images of decaying architectural gems and feral homes give way to citizen activists converting weedy lots into community gardens. With commentary by Grace Lee Boggs, Martha Reeves, and John Sinclair."- Unedited summary from container
Alternate Author Temple, Julien
Films of Record Ltd., production company
British Broadcasting Corporation, broadcaster

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