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DETROPIA features Detroiters who refuse to leave the building, even as the flames rise. An engrossing and essential cinematic tapestry.
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Loki Films

886 backers pledged $71,262 to help bring this project to life.


Hello Detropians,

Day 4 of our first venture into independently releasing one of our babies and we are well are on our way...BECAUSE OF YOU.

DETROPIA is a film that attempts to give a voice to those who are rarely heard: men and women who, despite a near total economic collapse in their city, have doubled down in their efforts to stick with Detroit, and not give up on a challenged American dream. 

You will help us bring this crucial story to the world this fall. Thank you for contributing and please spread the word, spread the love...we can make this happen together.

With so much gratitude, 

Heidi and Rachel (and the whole DETROPIA team!)


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    1. Creator Dave Vick on June 8, 2012

      #Allen Salyer: Michigan Ave. between 15th and Vernor, across from Roosevelt Park. Almost directly north of the old MI Central train station.


    2. Creator Allen Salyer (Detroit) on June 2, 2012

      I am curious to know where in Detroit the "UTO PIA" auto parts store is located. I would like to check it out.