Detroit Will Breathe

In the summer of 2020, Detroiters faced unprecedented police violence as they took to the streets to protest the killings of Black people across the country. Woven together from never-before-seen footage from police body cameras, protesters and bystanders, “Detroit Will Breathe” provides an unprecedented look into the tactics of the Detroit Police, reveals shocking conversations between police officers, and offers a poignant look into what it means to be part of an integrated movement fighting for Black lives.

Awards and Nominations

Better Cities Film Festival, Detroit, USA, 2023, Official Selection
Freep Film Festival, Detroit, USA, 2023, Shine a Light Award Short Winner
Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival, Washington DC, USA 2022, Best Short Film, Winner
Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival, 2022, Official Selection
ReFrame Film Festival, 2024, Official Selection
The Soho London Independent Film Festival, 2024, Official Selection


Kate Levy



Film Details

2021, 22 min