COMING SOON: Detroit Tenochtitlan

Industry Mural, detail

Detroit-Tenochtitlan is a documentary reflecting upon the origins, history and significance of Rivera’s frescoes in Detroit, as well as the turmoil and adverse conditions faced by Mexican/Latino families in the Great Lakes during that period, in the middle of the Great Depression. Unveiling accounts of the heated controversy ignited by prominent Detroiters and the general public regarding Diego Rivera’s artwork in the spring of 1933, the documentary also features the enormous inspiration Diego Rivera found in Ancient Mexican culture, poetry, philosophy and world-vision to depict Detroit as the city of the future, a global community for all races, a utopian place deeply interconnected with the Americas’ ancient traditions, and an organic panacea for science, technology and the arts.


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