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Poletown lives!

Author: George Corsetti
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Information Factory, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documentary that tells, from the residents' point of view, the story of Poletown, an inner-city Detroit neighborhood that was destroyed in 1981 when the city used its power of eminent domain to turn the land over to General Motors for construction of a Cadillac plant. Shows the changes in attitudes as the people realized that the institutions they trusted -- the courts, the United Auto Workers, the church, the City  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: George Corsetti
OCLC Number: 10981067
Credits: Camera, Richard Wieske; assistant director, editor, writer, Jeanie Wiley.
Cast: Julie Beutel.
Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. + supplemental educational materials ([12] pages), in container 33 x 28 x 8 cm
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: George Corsetti, producer/director.
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Documentary that tells, from the residents' point of view, the story of Poletown, an inner-city Detroit neighborhood that was destroyed in 1981 when the city used its power of eminent domain to turn the land over to General Motors for construction of a Cadillac plant. Shows the changes in attitudes as the people realized that the institutions they trusted -- the courts, the United Auto Workers, the church, the City Council, and the media --were not going to help them.

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