Detroit Lights

by Alexander Hughes ($4,500) "Detroit Lights" is a seven-minute narrative short centered on gang violence, made in response to recent city ordinances in Detroit that have eliminated power to streetlights in large areas of the city. The film and subsequent distribution campaign will highlight community organizing around the city's choice to reduce annual electric costs by leaving thousands of tax paying citizens without electricity on their local streets, which threatens small businesses, the local economy, and the general safety of the community.