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Detroiters get to tell their own stories of the city

one day Website, TV show welcome Detroit-made videos

Anyone with access to a video camera or smart phone will have the opportunity to direct and shoot their own Detroit story on April 26. The creators of the documentary “One Day on Earth,” which filmed every country in the world during one 24-hour period have selected Detroit as one of 11 cities to feature in their latest project titled, “Your Day. Your City. Your Future.”

The producers are asking Detroit filmmakers, professional and amateur, to make videos that address any/all of the following questions:

– Why are you in your city?

– What do you love about your city?

– What is the best thing happening in your city today?

– What are your city’s biggest challenges?

– Who is your city not serving?

– What is the worst thing that could happen to your city?

– What are the solutions that your city needs to implement?

– How are people changing the future of your city?

–  What do you hope for your city in the next 20 years?

The videos will be geo-tagged uploaded onto the project’s website,, along with films from the ten other cities. Some videos from each city will be used in a TV show about the future of American cities.

The producers hope this open-sourced, easy-to-access approach will help to create an “authentic” and diverse picture of life in the Motor City.

To see submission guidelines and learn more about the project, visit

— Staff report


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