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But the visually elegant short film that's being featured at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival isn't about looking back in anger. It profiles three residents of the city who are putting a fresh, positive spin on the narrative — not by ignoring problems, but by facing them and finding a way forward.

Detroit Free Press

It is a film that looks less to the past — less at the potentially crippling problems — and more at the future and the hope that residents have somehow managed to find. It is a film about resilience and the power of community and it plays counter to the media narrative that has so thoroughly dominated the zeitgeist: that Flint — like so many other cities — only matters when it’s in crisis.

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Schulz’ voice was filled with optimism as he described the town, the unknown gem of the Flint Institute of the Arts, and the beauty even in the dead of winter. He knew he could give a positive voice to the town, creating a more positive perception of Flint. He did so much more than that. We see the true definition of the word “community.”

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Avoiding what could have easily been a somber narrative about the clean water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Schulz instead chooses to make this documentary a love letter to the city. He interviews long-time residents who reflect on the beauty of their hometown. In doing so, they share their own stories of redemption, faith, mentorship, and pride. While the movie has no discernible agenda, and skirts all intentions of being a passionate rallying cry, there is something very special about this inspiring piece and how it looks at tragedy.

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