In 2016, Caldodecultivo, a Colombian artist collective, was invited to Detroit by Ideas City and participated in a residency at Popps Packing. These experiences moved Caldodecultivo to document the work of spoken-word artists based in the city, best described in their collective statement: "the ghost city," "capital of crime," and "ruin." These are the terms used to talk about Detroit, all of them ahistorical and biased, but also useful to speculators seen as the saviors of a "hopeless" city.
Following the screening, Caldodecultivo and the artists that appear in The Detroiters will discuss their work with the audience.
Free Admission.The Detroit Film Theatre is generously supported by Buddy's Pizza.