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The Obama-produced “American Factory” wins award for best documentary feature

Written by on February 10, 2020


“American Factory” won the Oscar for best documentary feature at the Academy Awards.

The film highlights the reopening of a shuttered factory in Ohio by a Chinese billionaire.

Julia Reichert who accepted the award praised her fellow nominees for their bravery.

“Just being in the presence, in the company of our sister and brother documentarians who risked their lives making stories, bring stories to us about hospitals being bombed in Syria, about Brazil, about Macedonia — we were so proud,” she said.

Reichert explained that while their film is from both Ohio and China, it could apply to all people who “put on a uniform, punch a clock, trying to make their families have a better life.”

“Working people have it harder and harder these days, and we believe that things will get better when workers of the world unite,” she said.

This is the first Netflix film produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company “Higher Ground.”

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