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Film Series-Regional Roots: The Birth and Evolution of Detroit and Its People
March 9 | 1:00pm to March 10 | 1:25pm
Produced by the Detroit Orientation Institute (DOI) and One of Us Films, Regional Roots uses the immigrant experience as an introduction to the diverse landscape of Detroit. From the earliest French and German settlers to today’s growing communities, immigrants continue to shape the region in pursuit of the American Dream.
Regional Roots, the first documentary to receive the Michigan tax incentive, includes moving images from the National Archives, and photos, images and artifacts from local museum and library collections. Film footage includes Diego Rivera painting his mural, Detroit Industry, and selections from Detroit News reels that haven’t been seen since theater showings in the 30s.
The Film and Scholar Series are supported by the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.