According to a Netflix press release, the documentary revolves around a post-industrial OH, where a Chinese billionaire launches a new plant "in the crust" of an abandoned General Motors plant, which "employs two thousand Americans". It is still an achievement for the Obamas, as the documentary is the first release from their Higher Ground production company - which hit a home run in its first at-bat.
Julia Reichert, Lindsay Utz, Steven Bognar and Chad Cannon pose at Film Independent Presents Special Screening Of "American Factory" in Hollywood August 13, 2019.
The documentary "American Factory" was nominated for the Oscars on Monday for the best documentary feature category, CNN reported. Congratulations to the incredible filmmakers and the whole crew! "See for yourself now on @Netflix".
Higher Ground Productions, a company Obama and Michelle founded in 2018.
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The statement says, "We are now at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there's still work to be done". While today's announcement doesn't change that fact much, it does give us a bit more insight into the game, at large.
Meanwhile, Michelle Obama also lauded the film's directors, Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, for the Oscars nomination. He praised it for its honest portrayal of how global changes affect everyday lives. It offers a window into people as they actually are and it's the kind of story we don't see often enough.
Michelle Obama was also nominated in the same category for "Becoming" for this year's Grammy awards, set for January 26.
The Obamas scored an Academy Award nod in the best documentary for American Factory, which probes the struggle of USA workers in a changing global economy. The film already won the RiverRun International Film Festival's Best Documentary Feature Award a year ago.
You can see the 92nd Oscars Academy Live Awards on February 9 on ABC.