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Detroit

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Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel.
DVD
2017
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Challenges in the Detroit Public School System

In this program, Dan Rather takes an in-depth look at the challenges facing the Detroit Public School System- rampant corruption, financial malfeasance, high drop-out rates, and low test scores. Dr. Connie Calloway, Robert Bobb, and Dr. Michael Classerly try to aid the school district but are rebuked by the school board. Rather reaches out to journalists, teachers, students, and the school board to understand the conflict on this episode of Dan Rather Reports.
Online
2016; 2011
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Essential Arrival [electronic resource]: Michigan's Indian Immigrants in the 21st Century

This film presents the influx of Indian immigration into Michigan in the 21st century. Concepts such as identity, education, culture, religion, and traditions are discussed from the perspective of Indian people who became citizens of the United States.
Online
2015; 2014
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This Day in History: December 29, 1936 - Flint Sit-Down Strike Begins

An automotive sit-down strike begins in Flint, Michigan.
Online
2015; 1936
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Detroit Unleaded

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"Sami runs his immigrant family's gas station with his cousin Mike, a charismatic hustler with dreams of expanding into an unleaded empire. More than just a pit stop for late-night gas an drolling papers, their station is where a steady stream of unforgettable and often hilarious cumstomers flow through. When a gorgeous "up-do girl" Najlah comes to deliver cheap long-distance phone cards, Sami quickly falls for her from behind the bulletproof glass. Afraid her overprotective brother Fadi will disapprove, Najlah begins an under-the-counter romance with Sami, making his shift anyting but routine."--Container.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

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"What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher in Detroit. Rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America's past and its potentially radical future. [This documentary presents] Boggs's lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century; from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and beyond"--Container.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Detropia

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"Detroit's story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century: the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now, the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution." -- container.
DVD
2013; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Detroit Unleaded

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A fresh take on boy-meets-girl comedy set in Detroit. Sami (E.J. Assi) runs his immigrant family's gas station with his cousin Mike (Mike Batayeh, "Breaking Bad"), a charismatic hustler with dreams of expanding into an unleaded empire. More than just a pit stop for late-night gas and rolling papers, their station is where a steady stream of unforgettable and often hilarious customers flow through. When a gorgeous "up-do girl" named Najlah (Nada Shouhayib) comes to deliver cheap long-distance phone cards, Sami quickly falls for her from behind the bulletproof glass. Afraid her overprotective brother Fadi (Steven Soro) will disapprove, Najlah begins an under-the-counter romance with Sami, making his shift anything but routine. ​​Made and cast in Detroit, the film stars first-time featu [...]
Online
2012
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Burn

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DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100

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"Born July 23, 1899, in Springfield Illinois, Ruth Ellis was thought to be the oldest "out" African American lesbian known. The film offers a rare opportunity to experience a century of our American history as lived by one inspiring woman. By example, Ruth Ellis shows us what is possible and what can be realized, if one not only lives long and ages well but also lives with pride"--Container.
DVD
2012; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Joy Road

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"Tony Smalls (Wood Harris) is a burned-out lawyer looking for a new direction in life. He's forced to put his plans on hold when his sister Nia asks him to defend her financé, a gang kingpin who is under arrest for a triple murder that he says he didn't commit. Tony feels the pressure of the case when the feds and a shadowy corporation get involved, along with a private investigator who seems to be working all sides. When Nia starts an investigation of her own into the murder, it not only brings her closer to the truth--it puts both herself and Tony in harm's way"--Container cover.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bilal's Stand

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Bilal, a high school senior works at his family's taxi stand. For the last sixty years, 'The Stand' as they call it, has been the source of the family's social and financial hub and it seems like Bilal is destined to carry the torch. He secretly submits a college application and takes up ice carving in order to win a scholarship. Now he is forced to decide whether he will continue working at The Stand which is the only life he's ever known, or take a chance on social mobility.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Vincent Who?

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Looks at the legacy of the case of Vincent Chin, a young Chinese American man who was attacked and killed at his bachelor's party at a suburban Detroit bar by current and former autoworkers who were unhappy with competition from Japanese auto manufacturers. The case attracted wide attention after Chin's attackers struck a plea bargain and were sentenced to three thousand dollars in fines and three years in prison, time that they never were required to serve after posting bail. Indignation by the Asian American community and others led to further charges being filed against the perpetrators. The film explores how the murder of Vincent Chin continues to have meaning to society today, as well as how the hate crime remains unknown or forgotten in many Americans' minds.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hung: The Complete First Season

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High school basketball coach Ray Drecker lives in a Detroit devastated by the decline of the auto industry. After an electrical fire destroys his home, he loses custody of his kids to ex-wife Jessica; joins forces with poet-turned-pimp Tanya, with whom he once had a fling; and becomes a male escort.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mad City Chickens

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A documentary about people who keep backyard chickens, filmed in Webster City, IA, Topeka, KS, Mount Pleasant, MI, Austin, TX, Escondido, CA and Madison, WI. Urban chicken owners share their experiences raising chickens and getting chicken friendly regulations passed. Also includes a series of quirky chicken stories from around the world.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Gran Torino

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Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Walt is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man, who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor, Thao, a young Hmong teenager, becomes pressured by his gang member cousin to steal Walt's Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Walt is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.
DVD
2009; 2008
Clemons (CHECKED OUT)
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Flash of Genius

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Based on the true story of Robert Kearns. The Kearns' were a typical 1960s Detroit family. Bob is a college professor and part-time inventor. When Bob invents a device that would eventually be used by every car in the world, the Kearns' think they have struck gold. But their aspirations are dashed after the auto giants, who originally embraced Bob's creation, unceremoniously shuns him. Ignored, threatened and then buried in years of litigation, Bob is haunted by what was done to his family and their future. He becomes a man obsessed with justice and the conviction that his life's work, or anyone else's for that matter, should be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. He and his family pay the toll for refusing to compromise his dignity.
DVD
2009
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Ice Bridge; Mackinac Island's Hidden Season: Mackinac Island's Hidden Season

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The 72-minute film Ice Bridge follows islanders' unique and quirky lifestyle throughout an entire year while tracing the formation of the spectacular phenomenon known as the "ice bridge" (a three-mile span of ice that allows islanders to cross to the mainland).
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)