From the Academy Award winning director of THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY, DETROIT tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ‘67.
Here in Detroit, a city of war...
On the city's west side, a 150 block area is off-limits to everybody.
U.S. Army paratroopers, National Guardsmen, state and local police are continuing the fight against a handful snipers.
Everything is fine, no trouble here.
I'll sleep when they stop rioting.
Me, I'm guarding that grocery store across the street.
I come bearing gifts.
Got any sugar?
Don't push it, man.
It's a war zone out there.
They're destroying the city.
Sniper in the window!
Whoa, hey, y'all seeing this?
Hey look, we're not so far from the Algiers.
Let's just go there 'til all this blows over.
When you're black, it's almost like having a gun pointed at your face.
It's like this.
Hey boy, what you doing on my street?
Get that gun off me.
Hit the deck, hit the deck!
It's just a starter pistol.
It just starts races.
Army taking fire.
Shots fired, shots fired near the Algiers Motel.
Hey y'all, there's a bunch of police outside right now.
Now, let's not be stupid in this situation.
You need to tell me where the gun is.
I got all night, people.
Tell me exactly what is going on here!
I need you to survive the night.
You think we're bluffing?
We don't bluff!