“Detroit 48202 is a powerfully crafted and visually compelling homage to black life, resilience, and the project of world-making from the optic and lived experience of a laboring Detroit mailman,” said Professor Michael T. Martin, former Director of The Black Film Center and Archive, after seeing Detroit 48202 at the InLight Film Festival at Indiana University in April 2022.
We received tremendous reviews after the encore broadcast of DETROIT 48202 on PBS/World Channel's America Reframed Series on Jan. 11. One viewer tweeted: “Best movie about Detroit I ever saw.” Another said: wrote: “…my heart is full, my spirit is moved, I’m feeling pangs of righteous anger.” The person continued: “I’ve downloaded the incredible, thorough Teachers’ Guide.
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Watch the recording of our May Day Celebration of Detroit's Black Radical Tradition.
DETROIT 48202 was recently shortlisted by the National Association of Black Journalists for a Salute to Excellence Award in the TV Network Documentary Category. NABJ recognizes journalism that “best covered the black experience or addressed issues affecting the worldwide black community.” Although Detroit 48202 did not win this prestigious award, it is an honor to have been one of 4 finalists.