The Resource Last days of Chinatown, (electronic resource)

Last days of Chinatown, (electronic resource)

Label
Last days of Chinatown
Title
Last days of Chinatown
Creator
Contributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the past century, Detroit's Cass Corridor was one of the roughest areas in the city. Known as a center of drugs and prostitution, this former red-light district was alternatively known as "Fire Alley," an acknowledgment of its status as the arson capital of Michigan. In 1963, the city's final incarnation of Chinatown was established in the Corridor, but by the end of the 1980s that particular enclave came to its demise. The Cass Corridor is experiencing a complete overhaul, as one of the largest sports developments in the country engulfs the area. Beginning with an observational view of current-day residents, some who have lived in the area for most of their lives, Last Days of Chinatown is a deft and engrossing meditation on the history, present, and future of the area. With half the neighborhood burned or demolished, the film documents who and what remains in the long beleaguered Corridor. We hear their stories of survival, and learn how and why longtime residents are being forced to the margins of the city as rampant development redefines the area. Last Days of Chinatown then illustrates in gripping detail the process by which the Cass Corridor has been bought up during a years-long scheme to build a 45-block wide sports-entertainment complex. As new businesses and residents move in, and Detroit's corporate welfare for billionaires Dan Gilbert and Mike Ilitch becomes more apparent, many begin to question just who all of the new investment is intended to benefit. Long home to the poor and disenfranchised as well as to the artists and visionaries of the city, the area has now been rebranded as "Midtown." Last Days of Chinatown chronicles an emblematic example of the nationwide trend of urban gentrification and shows how it can be possible to erase a place, as well as its people
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
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MacDonald, Nicole
Credits note
Directed by Nicole Macdonald
Intended audience
NRA
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  • Zyskowski, Colin
  • hoopla digital
Runtime
65
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  • Cass Corridor (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Cass Corridor (Detroit, Mich.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Last days of Chinatown, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT14191345
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 65 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT14191345
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
14191345
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Last days of Chinatown, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT14191345
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 65 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT14191345
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
14191345
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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