One does not need to look very far to witness the devastating and tangible effects of the 2008 financial crisis. Detroit, just across the border from Ontario (or Manitoba, depending on whom you ask), is the epicentre of the economic downturn that has affected millions. Directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, Academy Award nominated for their documentary Jesus Camp , take an in-depth look at the current state of the city and its inhabitants with Detropia .

Detropia has previously played at Sundance and Hot Docs 2012, and now opens at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema Friday, October 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm, running until October 19. There are many chances to see this fascinating doc, but there is a special screening at 6:45 pm on October 5 in which co-director Rachel Grady will participate in a post-screening discussion. Tickets for all screenings can be purchased online or in person at the box office; $11 for non-members and $8 for members.

What: Detropia
Where: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West)
When: October 5 to October 19, 2012
More Info: For additional details, visit Bloor Hot Docs Cinema’s website.