Independent Lens

Detropia

Series Website »
Episode Guide »
Detroit was the birthplace of the middle-class; a great city that came with the guarantee of the American dream. Today, the Motor City is suffering from a bad case of post-industrialism. Hit with the deadly combination of myopic executives, corrupt politicians, severe racial tensions and a lack of innovation, Detroit now stands as a shell of its former self. And according to an increasingly loud chorus in the media, Detroit is "dead." But look a little closer and find that Detroit just may be the ultimate incubator for fresh ideas -- a Petri dish of creativity borne out of frustration and unwillingness to give up. With quintessential American pluck and grit, this city just may rise from the ashes thanks to a dynamic cluster of innovators, entrepreneurs and proud, self-proclaimed "hustlers."
 

More Episodes

  • Summer Pasture
  • Indian Relay
  • Los Graduados - Los Jóvenes
  • The Graduates - The Boys
  • The Graduates - The Girls
  • Los Graduados - Las Jóvenes
  • Baby Mama High
  • Can't Hold Me Back
  • I Really Want to Make It
  • Immigrant High
  • Skipping Up
  • Realmente Quiero Tener Éxito
  • Nada Me Detiene
  • ¡Avancemos!
  • Colegio Inmigrante
  • Preparatoria de Madres Solteras
  • As I Am


Comments

Share your thoughts, questions, and comments on "Independent Lens" here.
 

Web Series: Makin’ Friends With Ryan Miller

Vermont transplant and Guster frontman Ryan Miller seeks out far-fetched friends across the state! Available exclusively online.

Vermont Winners!

Check out winning Vermont entries to the 2014 PBS Kids Writers Contest!

Videos & Games for Kids

Tons of videos and games for children from PBS!

CEO Search

Vermont PBS has opened a search for a Chief Executive Officer with the title of President & CEO who will report directly to the organization's Board of Directors. Learn more...

Lifelong Learning

PBS Kids - Tons of videos and games for children from PBS!

Educator Resources - Lesson plans, online courses, and videos for teachers and parents.


Vermont PBS Weekly

Our weekly email newsletter highlighting upcoming shows and important station news. Sign Up Today!

Vermont PBS

204 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 655-4800
© 2014 Vermont PBS
All Rights Reserved

Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn Pinterest