We woke up this morning in shock. You have done the unthinkable and brought us to our goal in only 14 days. We don't know how to express to you how that makes us feel. Every documentary filmmaker toils for years with the hopes that eventually the work will be shared. You are making that a reality.
The story of Detroit is the story of all of us. The city and this country are both at a crossroads. Which way will we go? The story of this epic city and its struggles can act as a springboard for a productive conversation so many of us want to have. The generous support, encouraging notes and emotional stories you sent to us from all over the world inspires us to double our efforts: we will do everything we can do get this film seen far and wide. Every penny that continues to come in for the remainder of this campaign will go towards more cities, more screenings. Cleveland, Phoenix, Baltimore, Atlanta or New Orleans, anyone? We are fully committed to this quest.
In the meantime, have a look at the strange dream we had last night. Coincidentally it is also a scene from DETROPIA, scored by incredibly talented Detroit composer DIAL.81.
Heidi and Rachel