REQUIEM FOR DETROIT?
Detroit once embodied the optimism and dynamic quality inherent in the American Dream, whereas the state of affairs in the beginning of the 21st century was devastating: one in five houses stands vacant, the jobless rate has reached 30 percent, almost half the children subsist below the poverty line. However, director Julien Temple has made a deliberate choice to put a question mark in the title of his documentary film. He was right: In the last couple of years the city has experienced a kind of rebirth. In any case, the dilapidated industrial ruins gave Temple’s film visually stunning locations.