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Detroit’s Urban Roots: The Big Picture at Ross House

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 7th, 2011

8 November , 2011
6:00 pmto8:00 pm


Photo credit: Urban Roots Film


Urban Roots:

The industrial powerhouse of a lost American era has died, and the skeleton left behind is present-day Detroit. But now, against all odds in the empty lots, in the old factory yards, and in-between the sad, sagging blocks of company housing, seeds of change are taking root. A small group of dedicated citizens, allied with environmental and academic groups, have started an urban environmental movement with the potential to transform not just a city after its collapse, but also a country after the end of its industrial age. >>More about Urban Roots

The Big Picture:

On the first Tuesday of every month (except public holidays), Ross House presents The Big Picture – films for environmental and social justice. Entry is by donation, the proceeds of which go towards environmental action. Sometimes this means that it goes to the group hosting the event, or it goes to greening Ross House. Mulled wine and popcorn are always available (also by donation), and usually we have a group chat about the issue being watched. It’s a lot of freaking fun. >>More about The Big Picture

Next screening, URBAN ROOTS, on Tuesday 8 November 2011 at 6pm at Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

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