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Here's a link to a Detroit NPR report on the documentary, Detroit: Ruin of a City. George Steinmetz from the
It's a mythic city for African-American culture and politics and it's a mythic city for certain kinds of modernism in art - Diego Rivera's DIA murals are world-renowned.
by Mies van der Rohe is world-renowned. This is a city that has been a glorious city. I've always loved this city, but I'm distressed by the abandonment. Lafayette Park
Check it out. There is audio interview in that link, too. The documentary's debut was Friday in
The filmmakers take French sociologist Wacquant on a tour of the city remarked...
Why are you building new structures, spending millions of dollars building new sports structures and entertainment centers, when you have the historic heritage of the city's right here abandoned across the street. To a European it's totally incomprehensible. Wacquant is nearly speechless as he gazes at vacant houses with sagging porches and trails of stained brick leading from the walls to the weed-choked lawns.
Make sure to check out these
- Detroit Yes
- Here there is an extensive discussion about the debut of the film Detroit: Ruin of a City. Just scroll down to the 29th conversation. 90 different impressions of the film.
- Detroit Free Press
March 16, 2005article and review of the film.
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