Detroit Lives in new documentary

April 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

Johnny Knoxville teamed up with Palladium Boots to put out this brief documentary a few months ago. It’s an excellent oral history and update on some of the stuff going on in Detroit.  The perception of Detroit as a ruined, decaying city versus the more complex reality of the struggle and experimentation that’s been happening more recently speaks to the crisis of many other cities. But Detroit is seen as Ground Zero in many ways, and with good reason. Recently learning its population has shrunk to under a million, the city faces an additional set of crises from vacancies to funding.

Watch it in full below.

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