Film Takes a New Look at the Motor City

The Root Recommends: A new documentary that looks at how Detroit's politics may have ruined Michigan's largest city.

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Deforce/Daniel Falconer

Director Daniel Falconer unravels the complex story of Detroit's downfall in the new documentary Deforce. Falconer delves into the Motor City's corrupt political system and its impact on the city's fall from grace. Of the many struggles the once-glamorous Motown faces, Falconer examines how race and racism have left a seemingly indelible mark on Michigan's largest city. Detroit's most recent history is rife with struggle, and Deforce attempts to make sense of it all.

Deforce is scheduled to play at select theaters nationwide. The documentary can also be purchased online.

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