Finney Robotics was fortunate this season to have much of our work captured by a crew from Discovery Studios as a part of a documentary on Detroit, “Detroit in Overdrive”. We have now learned that documentary will be premiering on Discovery’s Planet Green channel Thursday, August 4th at 8pm. We are incredibly excited about this opportunity and look forward to the broadcast. Finney Robotics student, Jacob Durrah, and the MEZ are featured during the 8:00pm hour in an episode titled, “Reinventing the Motor City”.
From the Planet Green Schedule:
*The first part of this series coined “Reinventing the Motor City,” will follow four Detroiters as they adapt to a changing city and bring fresh ideas to a stagnant atmosphere. The unique filming interweaves the stories to create an engaging and often insightful hour of entertainment. Follow the life of Joe Faris, a fashion designer making clothing in a retrofitted factory using car inspired elements.
Watch Native Kid Rock give back to his hometown by creating a new beer label and increasing employment. Listen to John Bradburn, an environmental engineer for GM, as he explains how he has grown closer with his family and shifted with the economy to adapt to the changing industry. Finally, learn about F.I.R.S.T Robotics, an afterschool program for high-school students to help increase their interest in robotics. One student, Jacob Durrah, has acquired a new interest in a subject he never thought he would.*
Check your local listings to find out the availability of the Planet Green channel