NINE DAYS WITHOUT WATER
4exit4 production, 2012 (7min
Stephen McGee, 2012 (13min)
A local business is the heart of a community, a place that helps creates relationships between residents and lets them directly impact a city’s economy. In Detroit, small businesses are rapidly taking root in neighborhoods all over the city. From coffee shops and galleries, to bakeries and custom sneaker designers, 4exit4 highlights nine businesses that are changing the conversation of the community.
“More violence led back to my neighborhood than any other neighborhood in Detroit.... In this neighborhood, people are living like they are on their ninth day without water, and on the tenth day they die. I didn’t want to die, so I left, went to the water, drank some and brought it back and started a boxing gym.... These kids need a push in the right direction” - Coach Khali
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PONY RIDE Order & Other production, 2012 (3min) Ponyride is a study to see how the foreclosure crisis can have a positive impact on our communities. Using an ‘all boats rise with the tide’ rent subsidy, we are able to provide cheap space for socially-conscious artists and entrepreneurs to work and share knowledge, resources and networks. We purchased a 30,000 square-foot warehouse for $100,000 and offer space for $0.10-$0.20 per squarefoot, which includes the cost of utilities.
Published on Sep 15, 2012