Bourdain's longtime producer Lydia Tenaglia has been working since January to find a TV buyer for what she calls the late TV chef's "passion project." "My determination to get a home for this project has not waned in the slightest. I'm really focused on getting it out there," says Tenaglia. "It's a really beautifully executed piece of television." As Julie Hinds explains, "the rough-cut version, which blends new interviews and archival footage, is a vivid exploration of events that shaped Detroit. There's an urgency and inevitability to the city's journey that speaks volumes on where we are now, for better or worse, as a nation. This limited series, in some ways, represents a final chapter of Bourdain's creative vision. It also hints at how his career might have expanded if he'd kept pursuing his other interests, which included American history."
TOPICS: Anthony Bourdain, Lydia Tenaglia, Documentaries