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ERIC Number: EJ1170630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
One False Step: "Detroit," "Step" and Movies of Rising and Falling
Beck, Bernard
Multicultural Perspectives, v20 n1 p33-36 2018
"Detroit" and "Step" are two recent movies in the context of urban riots in protest of police brutality. They refer to time periods separated by half a century, but there are common themes in the two that seem appropriate to both times. The movies are not primarily concerned with the riot events, but the riot is a major motivating force in both; "Detroit" is pessimistic, while "Step" is hopeful. Together, they define alternative possibilities of African American community life. One is eternally sought, and the other is always a dreadful possibility.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan (Detroit); Maryland (Baltimore)
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