The Old Westside

Directed by Kristian R. Hill

In The Old Westside, 76 year-old Robert A. Hill tours the once vibrant Black Detroit neighborhood where he was born and came of age in the 1950s. The homes, schools, churches and small businesses that once lined graceful streets dating to the 19th century have now almost entirely vanished, but for surviving residents the memories of community are still vivid and cherished.

The Old Westside is a poignant meditation on how our lives become intertwined with the places we call home, and how the longing for them can transcend time. 



Black History Month at the DIA is generously supported by Arn & Nancy Tellem and additional support is provided by TD Bank.

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