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Director Julien Temple charted Detroit's demise in film

19 July 2013 Last updated at 18:32 BST

Detroit has become the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy.

The city's creditors now fear they will not be paid as the Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said the city was "basically broke".

But the decline of the city has been documented in previous years.

Requiem for Detroit, a BBC programme made by Julien Temple in 2010, charted the Detroit's demise.

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