GRADUALLY, THEN SUDDENLY: THE BANKRUPTCY OF DETROIT
Providing a firsthand look at how decades of bad decisions and mismanagement forced Detroit to become the largest U.S. city ever to enter bankruptcy, this doc is a captivating account of a great American metropolis hanging in the balance and the sacrifices needed to save it. For years, Detroit stood tall as one of the nation’s greatest urban centers, a fusion of world-class industrial production, manufacturing, and engineering alongside music and culture that shaped generations. However, after five decades of questionable government actions, poor decisions, and mismanagement, Detroit was left crumbling into disrepair and insolvency. With bankruptcy seemingly the only option, the fight for Detroit’s survival was just beginning. Winner of the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, Gradually, Then Suddenly: The Bankruptcy of Detroit chronicles the city’s journey from collapse and disaster to a future of rebirth and possibilities.
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