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Project of the Day: Is Detroit the City of Tomorrow?

Project of the Day: Is Detroit the City of Tomorrow?

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“Detroit, je t’aime”

Tweetable Logline:

DIY, urban farming, community: the city of tomorrow is #Detroit. kck.st/KNyKzg #collcons #transmedia #documentary @detroitjetaime

Elevator Pitch:

DETROIT JE T’AIME is an interactive documentary on Detroit’s DIY culture, featuring inspiring stories & cool tips for you to create your own projects. Today the Motor City, formerly known for its assembly line, is building a new collaborative economy thanks to its unique DIY spirit. DETROIT JE T’AIME tells three interwoven stories about community-building in the post-industrial era; it follows a group of female bike mechanics, an urban farmer and an activist hacker, each of whom are making Detroit into a sustainable city through small-scale DIY projects.

Production Team:

Director/Producer: Fulbright scholar and Berlin Talent Campus member Nora Mandray

About the Production:

“In our current economic crisis, there’s no better place to look to than Detroit. In response to the declining auto industry, Detroiters have created a self-sufficient culture based on DIY principles and social justice. Detroit Je T’aime is an interactive documentary created to introduce this culture to a broader audience. With interactive features like a “DIY Toolbox,” viewers will learn to save money through projects like fixing bicycles or growing food in a community garden. For Detroit, the crisis has been an opportunity to redefine its values, we hope our documentary will empower others to do the same.” — Nora Mandray

Current Status:

In production.

For more information and to support this project:

Kickstarter Page (the campaign has expired)
Film Website

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