Heidi Ewing

Co-Director, Detropia

Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady are co-directors of Detropia and co-owners of Loki Films. The filmmaking duo has been lauded for gaining unprecedented access in to unknown worlds and taking an intimate approach to their subject matter. In 2007, Ewing and Grady were nominated for an Academy Award for Jesus Camp, a candid look at the new generation of the Christian Right. Their new film Detropia is a cinematic tapestry that looks at Detroit as America’s canary in the coal mine. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won the award for best editing. In 2010 they debuted their Peabody Award-winning documentary 12th & Delaware, also at Sundance. Previously, the team was nominated for an Emmy for The Boys of Baraka. They recently co-directed an adaptation of Freakonomics for the big screen as well as a rare documentary on Saudi Arabian teenagers for the MTV Network. 

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Detroit was the birthplace of the middle class, an industrial utopia where anyone who worked hard enough could... See more