Detroit: The movie has fewer facts and more fiction about the 1967 riots
Detroit movie is the story of 1967 racially charged riots that torn the city into two halves. The rioting stated after a police raid at a motel owned by a black and spread to other parts of the city and turned into a civil disturbance. The riot task force was composed of Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Army National Guard. At that time, Detroit Police Department was 93% white and most the riot area was under the command of white policemen. The film tries to narrate the harrowing time black Americans went through.
A note for director
It’s not first time that the director Kathryn Bigelow has made a film on racism but this time she’s under heavy criticism from movie critics and media reports. The language – “they” and “them” are used to indicate the black people – is both offensive and abusive. In the enthusiasm to show police atrocity over American-Africans, Kathryn Bigelow somewhere crossed … Find More