I love Detroit. No secret there. I've been so extremely close to moving to Detroit over the past few years, I'm surprised I haven't made the move yet. Grand Rapids apparently has too many draws that are still keeping me here (and very happy). No matter where I reside, anytime I can support Detroit and learn more about it, I do.
This documentary, titled, "Lemonade: Detroit" highlights the positive whereas most media and video document the negative, the broken, the abandoned, and the criminal. “Lemonade: Detroit” is about the disarming resilience of a city that is searching for an identity beyond a single industry, as told through the intensely personal stories of people who are actively reinventing the Motor City.
There have been far too many films about what’s wrong in Detroit. Far too many journalistic opinions claiming to offer hope that in reality glorify ruin. “Lemonade: Detroit” makes hope, optimism, and positivity as intriguing to watch as a train wreck.
Every character in “Lemonade: Detroit” is beating heavy odds placed on them by a world that expects failure. Documenting the struggle isn’t the point. Overcoming it is. These are the stories that must be told.
"Lemonade: Detroit" 17-minute short from Erik Proulx on Vimeo.