The automobile industry jumpstarted Detroit’s rise and made it the most industrialized city in the United States. But because of changes in American society and population demographics, the city lay deserted for decades and urban prairies complete with falcon, deer and coyote turning out the urban landscape in a B movie setting. Now an unexpected turn of events has created an environment where young people are moving back into the ruins of the former Detroit… are they a new kind of pioneer? Could this now be a way for America to be rediscovered?
Florent Tillon was born in New Caledonia, South Pacific Ocean. Self-educated filmmaker, he works and lives in Paris. He started to make films in 2007 observing corporate building from its own buildings, like a spy.
L’observatoire (2007), Rond-point de la Porte Maillot (2007), Detroit Wildlife (2008), Las Vegas Meditation (2009), Gran Scala (2009), Detroit Wild City (2010), The Sanctuary (2010)