SCREENPLAY TRAILER: Killing Detroit, by Christopher Hood & David Cooper
SCREENPLAY TRAILERS • 3m 27s
A true story look at the life of Detroit native Chris as he
navigates the riots and drug influx of the 1960s and 70s. He
attempts to set up an education centre to educate blacks in his
DETROIT, 1967: After a string of racially motivated police killings,
the nations largest race riots break out on Detroit streets. During
the riots, the police and the national guard murder over 70 black
people, including young children. The riots end but protests continue.
CHRIS meets a man named AL (40s). Al hands Chris a card for the Black
People’s Topographical Research (TOP) in Chicago. Next, Chris talks
to his friend GLEN (21) on a bus headed to Operation Breadbasket in
Chicago. Chris tells Glen about TOP. Glen is sceptical – noting that
Chris knows nothing about Al or his group. They skip the Breadbasket
meeting. When they arrive at the center they are blown away with the
class conducted at the center.
_After the Chicago meeting, Chris and Glen speak to Al about setting
up a TOP center in Detroit. Following this, Chris and Glen establish
the Detroit center. They open book store with a large class room in
the rear just like Chicago. The back of the store is used for TOP
classes and meetings. The group starts to conduct classes exposing the
Detroit Police Department as Detroit 's largest drug dealer. This
exposure triggers an attack on the group from J. Edgar Hoover and the
federal government. The group is considered dangerous and radical. _
A few months after the center opens Chris enters a raffle – he holds
the winning ticket for a rifle. On the way home with the gun a rifle
in his trunk , Chris is pulled over by Detroit POLICE (various) who
find the rifle in his trunk. Despite an unjust sham trial with cops
being untruthful, Chris narrowly escapes death and jail after have a
gun placed in his mouth by one of the police officers. Afterwards,
Chris’ brother Mike (24) becomes a victim of a heroin overdose from
the same police fueled drug influx he is fighting against. The death
supercharges his efforts to get the work out about the Detroit PD. As
the group become a target and threat the groups national headquarters
is attacked in Chicago. The attack ends up killing five of its
members, and close friends of Chris. Two members of the Detroit center
retaliate by stabbing killing a white collage student on the campus of
Michigan State University. The two killers escape justice for 32
years. They are brought to justice by use of FBI cold case funds. In a
strange twist one killer has built a real estate empire becoming a
multi millionaire, the other ends up homeless. Each is fond guilty in
a high profile trial in the county where the murder took place.
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