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Detroit: A Film with Gritt in its Teeth

A city on fire riots on the streets, a small girl gets shot by the police simply for looking out of her own living room window. No this is not a retelling of some atrocity in Northern Ireland, these are the opening sequences of Catherine Bigelow’s 2017 civil rights era drama Detroit which gives an account of the events that took place in the city of the same name in the summer of 1967.

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