Examines how Detroit, a grim symbol of America’s diminishing status in the world, may come to represent the future of transportation and progress in America.
Beyond the Motor City focuses on Detroit’s past and future, shows how the city has thrived and suffered as a result of our nation’s transportation decisions.
The film was featured in preview screenings at the Detroit public library, an event sponsored by the Kresge Foundation and on Capitol Hill, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. The film was then rebroadcast on DPTV, Detroit Public Television nightly for Earthweek 2010.
In the summer of 2010, the film became the centerpiece for a Rockefeller Foundation-funded “Blueprint America Tour,” focusing on America’s aging industrial cities.