DETROIT 48202: CONVERSATIONS ALONG A POSTAL ROUTE examines the rise, demise, and contested resurgence of the City of Detroit through the lens of African-American mail carrier, Wendell Watkins, and the committed community he faithfully served for thirty years.
"A truly brilliant and illuminating film. By the simple act of trailing a mail carrier on his route through the city, Pam Sporn presents a stunning alternative history of Detroit that powerfully illustrates the impact that racist housing policies, capital flight, and neoliberalism have had on Black urban communities."
-Robin D.G. Kelley, Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History, UCLA
“Among the best of the best, Detroit 48202 is a work of immense political-historical importance. It is a powerfully crafted and visually compelling homage to black life, resilience, and the project of world-making from the optic and lived experience of a laboring mailman and Detroit resident—a must screening for labor, urban, race studies, and social movements.”
-Michael T. Martin, Editor, The Black Camera, Former Director of The Black Film Center and Archive, Indiana University.