Racially charged ‘Detroit’ is story that needed telling, Bigelow says

July 28, 2017 By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – As a white filmmaker from Northern California, Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was aware she may not be the “perfect person” to bring the racially charged story behind the 1967 Detroit riots to the big screen. But the resonance of Bigelow’s “Detroit” with the present-day Black Lives Matter movement, fueled by police slaying’s of unarmed black men and women in the last three years, was too powerful for her to ignore. “Am I the right person to tell the story? Absolutely…

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