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NR,1hr 27min
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September 7, 2012
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Loki Films
Synopsis: In 1930, Detroit was the fastest growing city in the world as the booming auto industry made it one of America's key manufacturing centers and people flocked to Michigan looking for steady jobs and a chance to live out the American dream. In the 21st Century, as American car makers struggle to compete and production has moved either overseas or to "right to work" states, unemployment in Detroit has been estimated at close to 50 percent, while the city's population has shrunk from 1.8 million in 1950 ... Full Synopsis
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Full disclosure: I was born and raised in Michigan, and I've lived there nearly all my life. Like many Michiganians, I have a complex emotional relationship with the city of Detroit; it's impossible to ignore the seemingly insurmountable problems it faces in the present day, but it's just as hard to ignore its rich and remarkable history, and the fact that it was once one of America's truly great cities. ... Read Review
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