Despite all of its problems, there are a lot of people in love with the city of Detroit. The “motor city” just emerged from the largest case of municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, but that doesn’t mean the city is back on sold ground yet. Is Detroit even on a path to prosperity? Filmmaker Ben Howe hopes to find out with The Detroit Project.
Howe’s documentary Bankrupt: How Cronyism and Corruption Brought Down Detroit chronicles the downfall of the once thriving, industrial city.
He hopes to follow up Bankrupt with The Detroit Project to shine some sunlight on what is still wrong in Detroit in the hope of preventing another failure. The project isn’t funded by any studio and Howe is hoping to crowdsource it through his following on Twitter.