Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route
2018 / USA / 82 Minutes / Pam Sporn
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.