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E-M:/ New Film: Detroit: Ruin of a City - now showing


The University of Michigan-Dearborn, as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture
Series (Winter 2005) will present a showing of "Detroit: Ruin of a City"
on Thursday, April 7, 2005, from 4-6 p.m. in Lecture Hall B of the
Social Sciences Building.  Admission is free, and on a first-come basis.

Read Detroit Free Press piece on it (March 16, 2005) at:

The film is a documentary on the history of Detroit, focusing on
manufacturing, Fordism, labor organization, and race.  It was written,
produced and directed by Dr. George Steinmetz, Professor of Sociology,
University of Michigan, and Dr. Michael Chanan, Professor of Cultural
Studies, University of the West of England in Bristol.  A brief
"directors meet audience" session will be held after the film.

To learn more about the film and the film’s makers, visit the film's
website:  http://humanities.uwe.ac.uk/bristoldocs/Detroit.htm

Maps of campus and directions are at www.umd.umich.edu/about/campus.html

For more information about the event, please call Karen Holland at


Brian McKenna