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Obama and Michelle produced documentary ‘American Factory’ gets an Oscar nomination

The film will be competing for best documentary at the Academy Awards to be held on on Feb. 9

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Seems like Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company has finally put itself en route to success. The company’s documentary, “American Factory,” that chronicled what happened to workers when a Chinese billionaire purchased a manufacturing plant in the US Midwest, has now received an Oscar nomination.

Barack Obama and Michelle found Higher Ground Productions back in 2018 when they unveiled a multiyear deal to supply programming to Netflix.

The film will be competing for best documentary at the Academy Awards to be held on Feb. 9 alongside The Cave, a documentary about genocide in Syria; The Edge of Democracy about the unraveling of two Brazilian presidencies, and others.

“Glad to see American Factory’s Oscar nod for Best Documentary. It’s the kind of story we don’t see often enough, and it’s exactly what Michelle and I hope to achieve with Higher Ground. Congrats to the incredible filmmakers and entire team,” Barack Obama wrote on Twitter.

Michelle Obama also offered congratulations, via Twitter, to filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar.

American Factory revolves around the stories of thousands of workers who were laid off from their auto jobs in Moraine, Ohio, in the 2008 recession.

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