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Film Screening: Filming the Future of Detroit

Sunday, April 20, 2014
12:00 AM
Modern Language Building Room 1420 812 E Washington Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

These short films offer rare opportunities to see young people’s perspectives of the future of Detroit. They imagine Detroit through music, dance, anthropology, art, theater,architecture, literature, history, night life, day life, school life, social life, and life after school. They approach Detroit from the perspectives of race, gender, sexuality, wealth, democracy, urban life, suburban life, the automobile industry, job prospects, creative projects, emergency management, and the future. In thinking about the future, they think about the extent to which Detroit is representative of American futures more broadly, and to what extent it is the exception. They also examine Detroit’s place in the world.