Original Title: Detropia

Production Company: loki Films

Production year: 2012

Director: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

Cinematography: Tony Hardmon and Craig Atkinson

Editor: Enat Sidi

Music Composer: Dial.81

Producer: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, and Craig Atkinson

Running Time: 84min

Country: USA

Language: English

Main Cast: Tommy Stephens, George McGregor, Crystal Starr

 

Synopsis

Detroit's story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century— the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now . . . the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, Detropia sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution.

 

Director’s Biography

Ewing and Grady are a New York based directing team. They founded LOKI FILMS in 2001, and have been featured in Time Magazine as innovators of the documentary craft. Both are members of the Directors Guild of America as well as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.They have been greatly awarded for their work, and in 2007 they were nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary.

 

Filmography

2010 12th & Delaware

2010 Freakonomics: The Movie

2006 Jesus Camp

2005 The Boys of Baraka