" WE HAVE ALWAYS UNDERSTOOD IN DETROIT THAT NO ONE IS COMING FOR US. PEOPLE HERE GET THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE OUR OWN WAY. "
STEPHEN J. HENDERSON, EDITOR, THE DETROIT FREE PRESS
About The Film
Residents of Detroit's neighborhoods fight for survival and growth in a city with an uncertain future, working tirelessly to improve their communities in spite of the lack of resources.
The legacy of broken infrastructure has made Detroit one the most unstable metro areas in the US, yet the characters in our film find ways to succeed and even thrive by activating the power of their community, ultimately making progress in the struggle to take back their neighborhoods from the forces of economic decline and mismanagement.
“The renaissance of Detroit's downtown is a remarkable thing to see, but the city's success is ultimately linked to what happens in the neighborhoods. And that's where this film resides. It's the real story of my hometown.
“I got tears in my eyes while watching the The United States of Detroit. It's about the heart of Detroit — about the people who make the city worth fighting for.
Detroit Metro Times
“What a difference half a decade makes. The United States of Detroit offers a much sunnier picture of grassroots efforts to improve life in the city. It's about people who refused to give up on the city.
Detroit Free Press
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The film remains in festivals and limited theatrical screenings through 2018. We're looking forward to what comes next.