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In July 1967, Detroit experienced one of America’s most violent civil disturbances. To tell that story in an emblematic way, this film — produced by the Detroit Free Press — fuses illustrations with rare archival footage from the era, including newsreel, educational films, and more than 400 reels of home movies donated by Detroiters. The narrative combines contemporary interviews, oral histories, radio broadcasts, and police-dispatch recordings to create an immersive film experience that transports the audience back in time to explore the causes and aftermath of Detroit's most pivotal moment in history.
Film CategoryLeon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television Race in America: The Black Experience
SubjectClass Issues Human Rights Policing/Criminal Justice Politics
Department of African and African-American Studies at Washington University