Requiem for Detroit (film)

Julien Temple’s documentary is a vivid evocation of an apocalyptic vision – a slow-motion Katrina that has had many more victims. Depicting the fall of a once thriving city, via intense race riots and violent union struggles, the film highlights Detroit’s drift from the American dream to the scene of American nightmares. A thrilling piece of film-making, Requiem for Detroit swoops through the city’s history, from its spectacular blossoming into the hub of the global automobile industry, through its equally astounding decline.