Sunday, June 30, 2013


The desolation and despair of Detroit is the background, as a handful of its residents, many of whom can remember living through it's boom and bustle, tell their stories of woe while still holding out hope for the future of their fading American metropolis. Much like the Oscar winning Searching for Sugarman, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's Detropia features beautiful photography of the Motor City and receives further commendation for telling its story without the benefit of narration. It does, however, barely scrape the surface of the problems besetting this and other once great cities and comes to the foolhardy conclusion (the same one they have arrived at here in Cleveland) that its salvation lie in the hands of the artists.