Detroit is a perfect film that shows the Detroit Riots unfolding, the inequities of police brutality of the 1960's, and the Civil Rights Movements. This would fit perfectly in a US History course or a Sociology course.
"In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Army National Guard to search and seize an annex of the nearby Algiers Motel. Several policemen start to flout procedure by forcefully and viciously interrogating guests to get a confession. By the end of the night, three unarmed men are gunned down while several others are brutally beaten."
1. A 20 question video guide that has students thinking the ways in which the movie relates to current trends as well as historical events. It also asks students to determine their own position in regards to the Detroit Riots.
2. A chart that includes an analysis of historical figures and characters and how they would perceive current trends or news stories.
3. An answer key is included for the film guide.
The length can vary if you want to host a discussion after the film based on the chart handout also included in this document. The film's length is 2 hours and 36 minutes. Preview the film beforehand.
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