For decades we, who call Detroit home, have been disappointingly bombarded by images of blight and decay in our city. What hasn’t been as widely publicized is the hard work many amongst us have been doing to make Detroit a more productive and better place to live.
Local filmmaker, Carrie LeZotte, is doing her part to change the way we see the city. With a documentary film called “Lean Mean and Green”, Carrie is depicting the positive images that have grown out of years of hard work and success by groups and individuals in our community, Detroit is not the only urban area facing the same challenges. Her film highlights efforts in places like Philadelphia Pennsylvania and Youngstown Ohio as well as Detroit to turn around those city’s images.
Her work is meant to not only send a positive message of hope but to serve as an inspiration for others in our community to lend a hand.
Please take a minute and listen to the interview I did recently with Carrie LeZotte: