LHAAFF 2012 Preview: "We Are Not Ghosts" Doc Explores Detroit's Economic Recession and Efforts To Revitalize City

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by Vanessa Martinez
April 3, 2012 5:23 PM
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The 53-minute documentary We Are Not Ghosts will premiere Tuesday, April 17th, at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. The doc, helmed by Melissa York and Mark Dworkin, deals with citizens efforts to revitalize Detroit after its economic hit to the auto industry.

Synopsis:

Fifty years ago Detroit was booming, with two million hard working people living the American Dream.

Then the auto industry fell on hard times and so did Detroit. Most people moved away, Whole neighborhoods turned Into wastelands.

But some have a vision for a new Detroit, as a human scaled city in a post industrial world. And with urban farms, peace zones, and spoken word poets they are starting to make it real.

Official Selection Langston Hughes African-American Film Festival. Full 53 minute film soon to be available from Bullfrog Films

Watch the trailer below:

WE ARE NOT GHOSTS! Rebuilding Detroit from the Bottom up - preview from Mark Dworkin on Vimeo.

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