Videos About Detroit
Interview with Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program
Presenting the Detroit Fire Guild
A Homage to Detroit
4exit4 Productions presents the premiere of People Mover, a short film capturing 24 local artists, cooks, thinkers and musicians as they came together to showcase Detroit’s spirit, performing inside the train one day in April.
I AM DETROIT
This video represents the views of just a few of many individuals (of all ages!) and organizations that are passionate about Detroit. Sixteen young professionals who live, work, play, and give in Detroit came together to contribute their thoughts. Hear how they see Detroit today… and the vision they have for it in the future. We hope you will join our efforts because together, WE ARE DETROIT!
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Participate in the revitalization efforts for one of the most significant cities in the world.
ABOUT CHALLENGE DETROIT
Over the past year, the media has been captivated by the successes and failures of Detroit and the region. Challenge Detroit is a movement that will capitalize on this media attention in an effort to influence the future of Detroit.
It has become painfully obvious that without retaining and attracting young professionals, the intelligence and productivity chain in the area will be broken. The only attraction stronger than the excitement and amenities of a lively urban center is the opportunity to make a difference, have influence, and collaborate on the growth of a new urban center – one that is crafted for the future by today’s young leaders, but is supported by the open arms and collective intellectual capital and connectivity of the region’s leaders and influencers.
DETROIT LIVES! // The Farmer and the Philosopher
“Redefining Dreamland” A 2011 Detroit Documentary
Detroit was at the heart of the 20th-century’s revolution in industry and labor organization. It now faces many complicated struggles that are being seen around the rest of the country. Redefining Dreamland tells the story of the city today through the eyes of its current residents. Rather than submitting to all of the typically negative media surrounding Detroit, this film explores where the positive action is taking place, and where it could be leading Detroit into the future.
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Redefining Dreamland presents the perspectives of people from all walks of life who are involved in the city of Detroit. These are people who are working to make the city a better place. From entrepreneurs to musicians and college professors to non-profit organizations, each person offers a unique perspective on the questions of “Why Detroit?” and “What is Detroit to you?” Some have lived in there for their whole life, others have just moved in to the city to see why so many people are talking about it these days.
With all of the press that Detroit receives (most of it being sensational stories about violence and decay), it’s easy for an outsider to overlook all of the good that is done here. Poverty and crime exist in abundance, but despite the harsh and sometimes deadly conditions, the citizens of Detroit persevere. Given the backdrop of what everyone assumes about Detroit — the abandoned buildings, high crime rates, and a failing public school system — the stories told in Redefining Dreamland are a testament to the tenacity of the human spirit. Here is a collection of people who refuse to accept the decline of this uniquely American city. Instead, they have an optimistic take on the future of Detroit.
As more people see and understand and talk about the positive efforts taking place in Detroit, the movement to make the city better will grow faster and faster. The problems the city faces are enormous, but with enough time and commitment from people who wish to help the city and its residents, Detroit is well positioned to once-again become a city that leads the way into the 21st century.
Document Detroit is a series of documentary shorts that follow metro-Detroit’s most unusual entrepreneurs. The project was fund by a grant through the Humanities at the University of Michigan Dearborn.
Hip Hop in Detroit
The Current Fix gets embedded with MC Guilty Simpson and MC/Producer Black Milk as they give us a tour of the streets of Detroit and the city’s Hip Hop scene.
FutureMidwest is the region’s largest digital business conference focused on the following categories:
- Integrated marketing — How to utilize digital platforms in a well-rounded marketing mix
- User experience — How user behaviors, needs and expectations are affected by digital media
- Mobile — How mobile is changing the face of information exchange and user access
- Business Intelligence/Analytics — How to define metrics that matter and interpret them
- Regional growth — How the Midwest is participating in the Information Age
Now in its third year, FutureMidwest is a two-day event that consists of three engaging sessions. During Sessions 1 and 3, professionals with extensive digital, marketing and strategic backgrounds will teach attendees “what” they should expect to see in the coming years and “how” to successfully capitalize on the trends with marketing and business strategies. Session 2 will provide attendees with the opportunity to network with each other, presenters, professionals from the startup community, VC firms and a variety of other industries and backgrounds.
“Lemonade: Detroit” is a film about the disarming resilience of a city that can no longer rely on a single industry for its livelihood, and the entrepreneurial strengths of those who are reinventing themselves and their communities.
Instead of sensationalizing blight, “Lemonade, Detroit” will sensationalize hope, told through the intensely personal stories of those who are turning the city into what it will become.
You can’t talk about electronic music without mentioning Detroit. That’s why in the second edition of Real Scenes, RA and Bench went to the city which birthed the genre we now call techno.
Detroit has always had a creative streak, due in large part to the boom and subsequent bust of the auto industry. Quite simply, Detroit is a city of extremes, and its music reflects that. These days, Detroit’s importance in the global electronic music scene is often referred to in the past tense. When we visited the city, though, we found a number of artists with their eyes (and ears) firmly set towards the future. After our time in the Motor City, it’s clear to us that Detroit will endure and innovate for years to come.
VICE media and Palladium Boots teamed up to produce Detroit Lives (they picked a good title, eh?), a film about the positive components of Detroit. Johnny Knoxville leads the voyage in a fancy automo-boat through a picture show of imagery and people representative of Detroit’s forward movements. You get a good dose of the movers and shakers– Bethany Shorb, Carl Craig, Black Milk, Phil Cooley– coupled with shots from all around town, inside abandoned buildings old mansions, factories, music venues, dance parties, speak easies and just about everything else in between. The film is part of Palladium Boots’ ongoing “Explorer” series whereby the premise is to strap on your Palladium Boots and explore a new place. They have VICE media handling all the film production and behind-the-scenes work.