2022 Festival

Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route

This program is sponsored by the Clerical Technical Union of Michigan State University

Hotwater Works Warehouse / 2116 E Michigan Ave, Lansing MI 48912 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Documentary Feature, Documentary Short

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Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route

Detroit 48202: Conversations Along A Postal Route is a feature documentary in Five Acts that examines the rise, demise, and contested resurgence of Detroit through the lens of African-American mail carrier, Wendell Watkins, and the residents he has faithfully served for thirty years.

Wendell’s route takes him through the main streets and back alleys of the New Center area of Detroit, which sits in the shadow of the former GM headquarters, a regal building that once symbolized the aspirations of the city’s elite. The conversations Wendell has along the way foreground the voices of black working class Detroiters, who relate a nuanced and complex narrative about the history of the city’s crisis and the struggle of Detroiters to re-imagine an inclusive and equitable city.

Pam Sporn / 2018 / 82 minutes / English / USA

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Danny's Super 8

A look into the work of underground filmmaker Danny Plotnick and his love for Super-8 film.

Colin Russell / 2018 / 4 minutes / English / USA

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Detroit Hives

DETROIT HIVES follows Tim Paule and Nicole Lindsey, a young couple from East Detroit who are working to bring diversity to the field of beekeeping and create opportunities for young Detroit natives to overcome adversity. It is estimated that Detroit has with well over 90,000 empty housing lots to date. In an effort to address this issue, Tim and Nicole have been purchasing vacant lots and converting them into bee farms. DETROIT HIVES explores the importance of bringing diversity to beekeeping and rebuilding inner-city communities one hive at a time.

Palmer Morse, Rachel Weinberg / 2018 / 6 minutes / English / USA