“DIY manifesto” (formerly known as “Detroit je t’aime”) is a love letter to the Do-It-Yourself society. It is a social-issue interactive documentary where an LGBTQ bike shop, an urban farmer and an activist strive to transform the economic crisis into an opportunity — to reimagine work, life, and ourselves. And where other change makers from other cities join forces to reach a new paradigm.
Detroit is the starting point for thinking in a collaborative & sustainable way. The webdocumentary is participative — designed to inspire and empower viewers. It takes Detroit as a starting point of a global movement with additional contents exploring other DIY initiatives in France and Europe.
DIY manifesto, produced by Cinétévé will be coordinated with the help of Terra Eco & Usbek & Rica, and will also be brodcasted on Médiapart, Les Inrockuptibles, Radio Nova, Urbania and La Fabrique de la Cité. With the financial contribution of the French Film Institut CNC and La Fabrique de la Cité.
This blog has been a work-in-progress platform since 2011 where we share stories on Detroit and our creative process before the webdocumentary’s official launch this June 2014.