Detropia - Philanthropy New York's Documentary Series

Thursday, December 6, 2012 -
4:30pm to 8:30pm EST
Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street, NYC
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Please join us for a wine-and-cheese reception, followed by a screening of the documentary Detropia, and a brief discussion to follow.


Detroit's story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century -- the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now . . . the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, DETROPIA sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution. These soulful pragmatists and stalwart philosophers strive to make ends meet and make sense of it all, refusing to abandon hope or resistance. Their grit and pluck embody the spirit of the Motor City as it struggles to survive postindustrial America and begins to envision a radically different future.

For Philanthropy New York Members Only: Join the filmmakers and panelists for an exclusive meet-and-greet during the reception.


Member's guests are also welcome.



  • Rachel Grady, Producer, Director, Detropia
  • Heidi Ewing, Producer, Director, Detropia
Part of Philanthropy New York's Documentary Series.
This program is "Mostly Open."

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Funders, nonprofit colleagues, and other friends are invited to this reception, film screening, and panel discussion. All are welcome!
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