"Detroit" is an American crime movie which was directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The screenplay was written by Mark Boal. The movie is based on on the Algiers Motel incident which occurred during the 12th street riots in Detroit in 1967. "Detroit" is due to be released worldwide next week. It is the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 12th street riots and takes a poignant look at the racism and the violence at the time. "Detroit" first released in Detroit before being released in select theaters tomorrow, July 28. Casting includes such actors as John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith and Anthony Mackie.

The act of terrorism in 1967

"Detroit" focused on the character Dismukes played by John Boyega. During the 12th street riots, a shot is fired near the Algier Motels. The reason behind the shot is a prank gone wrong. However, the cops on duty at the time are convinced that someone at the hotels is behind a violent shooting. The majority of the residents staying at the motel are black. Racist cop Krass decides to head down to the Motel with a group of like minded police officers in tow. Their goal is to teach the black community a lesson in what was a hateful Act Of Terrorism and racism.

What begins as an act the police believes will prevent this kind of activity in the future ends in violence. They enter the Algiers motel room intent on terrorizing everyone inside.

The motion picture portrays the brutal violence and sadism in a truthful light. The actions of the cops end in the murder of three black men and the beatings of nine others. The nine others who survived were mainly black with only two white women caught up in the act of violence.

A reminder of the events of Detroit

"Detroit" is to arrive in theaters worldwide on the 50th anniversary of the event.

The movie is stark reminds of what was happening in the streets of American only five decades ago. The violence, sadism, and murder showed on the screen tell the truth of the event. While showing the modern day audience how far society has come since those days it also serves to remind viewers of the ongoing cause of civil rights.

The performances by the cast are raw and realistic. The audience is brought back in time to that horrible day in 1967. From the inwardly racist cops meant to protect everyone on the streets, to Boyega's quietly seething security, the movie depicts the complete lack of power the black community had to deal with in the past.

"Detroit" is due to be released next week in theaters all over the world on August 4. The movie serves as a stark reminder of one of the darkest moments in American history.