Award winning film, United States of Detroit is being released on iTunes on June 18th, with a powerful story about people in the neighborhoods of Detroit available for streaming in 45 countries across the globe.
The United States of Detroit is an exciting, groundbreaking new documentary available to the public for the first time. Stylized and scrupulous, “The United States of Detroit” is a fascinating and moving documentary about the resilience and spirit of Detroit’s neighborhoods.The film tells the story of the city’s past, its present resurgence and its future potential, focusing on community projects that empowered citizens have taken upon themselves to create.
Featured in the film is the incredible story of Pastor Barry Randolph, a man who is the rock of his community, instilling hope in his parishioners, and helping to keep them off the streets with youth programs and job training. With his church struggling to pay their bills, Pastor Barry took a job working at the deli counter of a local supermarket rather than close the church’s doors.
It also highlights the ever-growing urban agriculture movement as locals who are forced to deal with dangerous vacant lots begin to transform the land in order to feed their local communities.As well as theIt is an uplifting story that encapsulates what more and more people are learning about this city: Detroit doesn’t give up. Each story touches on themes of transformation, equity, and the revitalization of abandoned spaces.
The film includes interviews of change makers and visionaries in the city, as well as thought leaders such asPulitzer Prize-winning columnist Stephen Henderson and Alexis Wiley, chief of staff for Mayor Mike Duggan among others.
The film has received rave reviews from news media and Detroit’s own audiences.
“It’s the real story of my hometown.” -Miles O’Brian, PBS News Hour
“It’s about people who refused to give up on the city.”–Detroit Free Press“
“It’s about the heart of Detroit—about the people who make the city worth fighting for.” –Detroit Metro Times
Watch the film here starting June 18th, 2019.
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