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Detroit Documentaries

WATCH: Sundance Channel Shines A Light On Detroit Music Scene

Posted 01.23.2013 | Detroit

Detroit's music scene comes out of the dive bar and onto the TV screen with the documentary series New American Noise. The series by Nokia Music is...

BURN Brings Detroit's Battle to the Big Screen

Tom Putnam | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Putnam

Detroit has more fires than any other city in America. Los Angeles averages 11 structure fires per day. Detroit, with 80 percent fewer people, averages 30. That's a crisis of epic proportions. If it was happening anywhere else, it would be national news. But not if it's in Detroit.

Motor City in Ruins: 'Detropia' Reveals the Decline and Fall of the American Empire

Michael Rose | Posted 11.06.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

Detropia doesn't offer solutions to the financialization of the U.S. economy, but it does point a vivid picture of what our world will be like unless we find the will to turn things around.

Searching For Sugar Man

New York Times | Posted 07.23.2012 | Detroit

It’s a real-life tale of talent disregarded, bad luck and missed opportunities, with an improbable stop in the Hamptons and a Hollywood conclusion:...

Watch: Detroit Firefighter Uses Oxygen Mask To Save Dogs In House Fire

YouTube | Posted 06.11.2012 | Detroit

There are plenty of heart-stopping moments and fear-inducing scenes in the soon-to-be-released documentary that chronicles Detroit's firefighters and ...

David Sands

Documentary Explores The Untold Story Of Electronic Music's Female DJs

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 05.24.2012 | Detroit

Last year, DJ Jenny Lafemme was gearing up for the annual "Girls Gone Vinyl" after-party at Detroit's Movement electronic music festival when she had ...

'Brewster Douglass, You're My Brother'

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.06.2012 | Detroit

The iconic towers of Detroit's former Brewster-Douglass housing projects were officially closed several years ago, but the buildings are far from empt...

Filmmaker Documents 'Detroit Threat Management' Security Group

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.08.2012 | Detroit

Filmmaker Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman first became intrigued with the Detroit-based private security company and bodyguard training school Detroit Threat Ma...