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BILAL’S STAND

BIKE CHASE (BREEZEE ONE)

Sultan Sharrief, 2010 (85min)

Garen, 2011 (4min)

Bilal – a Muslim high school senior in Detroit – works long hours to keep up both his grades and his family’s long-owned taxi stand. “The Stand” has been the family’s social and financial hub for sixty years, and now Bilal is destined to carry the torch. Yet despite a series of setbacks at home, Bilal secretly submits a college application and takes up ice carving in order to win a scholarship. Now he is forced to decide whether to continue running The Stand – the only life he has ever known – or take a chance at social mobility. Based on a true story, Bilal’s Stand radiates warmth, humor, and originality. In depicting a struggle that is all too common today, the film captures the emotion and authenticity on issues rarely brought together on screen.

Official Music Video

09/21 @ 06:00PM

BREWSTER DOUGLAS YOU’RE MY BROTHER 09/22 @ 12:00PM

Oren Goldenberg, 2012 (28min) A look inside the historic buildings, introducing the viewer to lifelong residents, activists who fought to keep the projects open, and squatters—themselves former residents—who struggle to stay warm through Detroit’s harsh winter.

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Imaging Detroit Program  
Imaging Detroit Program  

The IMAGING DETROIT program guide/ project catalogue. Between September 21st and 22nd, 2012 the Metropolitan Observatory for Digital Cultur...