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"Detroit Diamond" depicts intense personal story of heroin addiction

A figure walking away down a street.
Screengrab of Hamoody Jaafar's film Detroit Diamond
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The short film Detroit Diamond, directed by Hamoody Jaafar and written by Michael R. Flores, will screen at the Grand Rapids Film Festival on Saturday.

Tomorrow, the Grand Rapids Film Festival will screen the short film Detroit Diamond. The film is about a young mother addicted to heroin. The state is working to take away her son.

Hamoody Jaafar, who directed the film, and Michael R. Flores, who wrote its screenplay, joined Stateside to discuss the script’s very personal inspiration, its all-female cast, and why Detroit Diamond is not just set in Detroit but was filmed in the city and uses nearly all Detroit actors.

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