Documentary

SR / arte • 90 Min.

Director: Roland May

Production: Lavafilm

Detroit – between Utopia and Perdition

“Detroit represents the end of the industrial age and the beginning of what life can be in the 21st century city.” 

New ideas find a better breeding ground in Detroit than anywhere else in the world. The memory of the Golden Era is still there but also the memory of the arrogance of those days. Among empty factory buildings and high-rise ruins people now search for another world of tomorrow. On the one hand clever innovators searching for the future of automobiles. The magic formula is: electro-mobility. Cars powered by batteries. There are already prototypes, some are ready for serial production. On the other hand there are many who put the focus on the renunciation of the consumption of goods. They want to change society, not technology. The future has started again, in Detroit.