This Model Works strives for GM

By Jasmin Rojo
Old Town Lansing Times staff writer

OLD TOWN LANSING- A new documentary, This Model Works, explores General Motors decision to leave Lansing and the city’s response that made the company stay. The project

This Model Works began as a project to show the importance of keeping GM in Lansing. Teaming up with MessageMakers, a video production company, the project was to be released as an e-book, but later changed to become a documentary.  After raising $190,000, the film was able to start production, and tell a story that has been in the works for years. “It took a number of years to convince GM to stay.