Feb 24, 2011

Detroit Wildlife by Florent Tillon

I love abandoned places. Old buildings, ruins, and pieces of history left for someone else to discover seem to tap into my imagination - who, what, why? Detroit Wildlife by Florent Tillon is a teaser for a feature length documentary, in which we're able to play eye-witness to the sparse and evolving landscape of Detroit. 

What once was an industrial mecca has since become an extreme example of corporate colonialism.  The GM headquarters remains downtown, but the bulk of manufacturing has disappeared leaving empty shells of what the city used to be.  It's a fascinating look at urban evolution and explores just where the city might go from here - and in a broader context, how the American landscape is destined to face similar challenges.  

So good.

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