In 2015 we produced a dynamic, feature-length documentary titled “Life in Osborn.”
Life in Osborn is the story of hope for one of Detroit’s most-blighted neighborhoods. It chronicles the efforts of Life Remodeled to make a sustainable difference in the northeast Detroit community that once was the most violent ZIP Code in the United States.
The award-winning documentary follows the project centered on a makeover of Osborn High School, the amazing transformation of Pandora Ingram, a deeply depressed, cynical and skeptical Osborn resident who lost a son to gang violence, and the efforts of 10,000 volunteers from businesses, churches and Osborn residents on a memorable journey of sometimes dark urban life mixed with occasional humor and pervasive hope of a formerly proud working-class neighborhood’s attempt to reclaim its heritage. Three-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Walter V. Marshall, who grew up in Detroit, directs and narrates the story.
We distributed more than 3,000 DVDs, and the film has impacted people far and wide. However, we believe thousands more need to see it.
That’s why we decided to make it available free on YouTube, starting with you. If you haven’t already seen it, I hope you do very soon. You are also invited to share it with your friends and family.
After you watch, please shoot me a quick note with your reaction.