UMass Boston News

UMass Boston Film Series: Detropia

Detropia poster
Event Date: October 04, 2012 - 8 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: UMass Boston Campus Center
Event Cost: Free

Synopsis:

Detroit is on the brink of bankruptcy. In the past 10 years it has lost 25% of its population and 50% of its manufacturing jobs. City officials are in the midst of the most dramatic “downsizing” of an American city ever seen—demolishing thousands of homes, and cutting basic services. As artists and curious outsiders flock to the city in search of inspiration and opportunity, lifelong Detroiters are at the breaking point.

A Q&A with filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady will follow the free screening.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.