Detropia - The Art of Recovery

November 19, 2013
9:00pm Central Time
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Screening begins at 9PM Central Time, NOV 19.

We are showing the full-length award winning feature, DETROPIA. Join us for a live chat:

Featuring: DAKARAI CARTER, Detroit Summer. LUISA DANTAS, Land of Opportunity. MARQUIS HERRING, YouthVille Detroit. JEANETTE LEE, Allied Media Project. JENNENE WHITFIELD, Heidelberg Project. OSCAR ZALAYA, Wayne State University Department of Communication.


- What will bankrupcy mean for Detroit?

- What has changed for Detroit in the past year?

- Detroit has a new mayor.


- Can the arts revitalize a city?

- Are artists/the arts perceived as building community, or advancing gentrification?

- A Vision for the City - Inspiring stories from Detroit.

Sponsored by:

National Endowment for the Arts

Allied Media Projects

Heidelberg Project

Next City Project

Wayne State University Department of Communication

National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture


Video Description


Can the Motor City rise from its ashes? There is a growing feeling that as Detroit goes, so goes the nation. This film tells the dramatic story of a city and its most innovative people who refuse to leave the building, even as the flames are rising.

85min 26sec



  • Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz

    Program and Communications Director, National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC)

  • Luisa Dantas

    Director, Producer, Editor, Land of Opportunity

  • Jeanette Lee

    Co-Director, Allied Media Projects

  • Jenenne Whitfield

    Executive Director/ One & Only, The Detroit Heidelberg Project

  • Marquis Herring

    Publicist & Radio Consultant, Radio & TV Broadcast Instructor, YouthVille Detroit

  • Oscar Zelaya

    Oscar Zelaya is graduate student at Wayne State University. He lives in Southwest Detroit where he was raised and has worked as a community organizer and youth advocate. He is currently working on pre-production for his first feature film.

  • Dakarai Carter

    Adult Coordinator for Detroit Summer

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