watched “detropia” today at the greentopia film festival. a lesson in filmmaking. by constructing a gradual, deliberate visual tapestry of the city of detroit as it stands today, accompanied by a compelling musical score, the filmmakers capture the saga of its economic devastation in an emotive, visceral way. the dialogue is spare and the facts of detroit’s prolonged recession terse. we are introduced to a few survivors and their commentary is interlaced with this visual weaving of a city’s shifting reality. the message is powerful. what’s happened to detroit is coming to the rest of america. i would go further – detroit embodies the future of capitalism. it’s coming to most of us.