Netflix will premiere “American Factory” on August 21, the first documentary produced by the audiovisual company Higher Ground Productions, which was founded by former US President Barack Obama (2009-2017) and his wife, Michelle.
“We are honored and we are excited that Netflix and Higher Ground will come together to bring ‘American Factory’ to the world,” the directors of this documentary, Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, said in a press release on Wednesday.
“His energy and enthusiasm are contagious, and we are excited about the national and global debates that this film can provoke,” added the filmmakers, who were nominated for the Oscar for best documentary.r “The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant” (2009).
“American Factory” won the award for best director of an American documentary at the last Sundance Festival, the most important event of independent cinema in the United States.
This documentary tells of the arrival of a Chinese millionaire to Ohio (USA), where he builds a factory in which his business vision of the 21st century collides with the ideas of the working class in the Midwest of the United States.
“We are drawn to stories that celebrate the human spirit through struggles and triumphs.” Julia and Steve made an exceptional film paying homage to the importance of dignity and safety at work as the global economy moves and employees become increasingly employed. caught in the middle, “said Tonia Davis and Priya Swaminathan, co-managers of Higher Ground Productions.
In May 2018 it was announced that Barack and Michelle Obama signed a multi-year agreement with Netflix to produce films and series that will be broadcast through the digital platform, an alliance that includes the option of developing fiction series, reality TV, documentaries and other audiovisual formats.