detropia

As usual....these aren't necessarily recommendations. The following are five Netflix streaming options for your viewing this weekend. These are films that we've talked about, covered and/or reviewed on the site and you may want to check them out. 

1 - Detropia - A documentary film exploring Detroit's economic decay, which isn't just Detroit's problem, but an American problem. 

Below is an excerpt from Tambay's review of the film back in September of last year:

Natives of Detroit, co-directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, are more interested in those who remain in that diminishing city - once a vibrant metropolis with almost 2 million inhabitants not-so-long ago, as workers (including many African Americans escaping the Jim Crow south) migrated north in search of jobs within all those then flourishing auto manufacturing plants, leading to a rise in the middle class; but now a city with around 700,000 people, a ghost of its former self, littered with abandoned buildings (skyscrapers and homes), empty lots and streets, that make it look as if a war broke out, or, as one person noted in the film, as if a bomb was dropped in the middle of the city.

You can also check out an interesting piece by contributing writer Andre Seawood titled "What's Wrong with Detropia - a Detroit's Resident Perspective" HERE.

Now you can see it for yourself. Watch the trailer below: