‘Detroit’, a film by Kathryn Bigelow

Virgilio Fantuzzi, SJ

 Virgilio Fantuzzi, SJ / Uncategorized / 15 April 2018

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An American story. Detroit, summer of 1967. An African-American riot is violently suppressed by the police and the army. Shot in a documentary style full of tension, the film involves the audience totally, a tribute to its effectiveness. The film Detroit, by Kathryn Bigelow, is divided into three parts and preceded by a brief prologue that summarizes the historical context of the facts that are taken into consideration.

The spark that starts a fire

In the years following the First World War, Detroit and its northwest industrial district welcomed a massive wave of internal immigration of African-Americans. These men, women and children were fleeing the cotton fields of the South and looking for a quality of life suited to their condition as free people, by working in factories, and the recognition of their civil rights.

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