Watch The Trailer for The Obamas’ First Netflix Project, ‘American Factory’

Source: Netflix/Higher Ground

The Obamas-produced documentary is already drumming up Oscars buzz.

Last year, The Obamas inked a massive deal with Netflix to produce seven upcoming titles for the streaming giant.

READ: Barack and Michelle Obama Sign Exclusive Podcast Deal With Spotify

Today, a trailer for their first project, American Factory, has been released. According to an early synopsis from the announcement of the deal, the documentary centers on a GM factory in Ohio that closed in 2008, only to be bought by a Chinese auto-glass manufacturer and reopened in 2014 with a handful of imported workers and about half the factory’s original roster of locals, offering equal service to both groups of workers and the increasingly complex state of Midwestern manufacturing.

READ: Obama Reportedly Cautioned Biden On 2020 Presidential Run: “You Don’t Have To Do This, Joe”

The trailer’s arrival follows on the heels of a critically-lauded festival run for the film, taking home the award for Best Directing for US Documentary at Sundance earlier this year.

American Factory hits Netflix on August 21st.

Watch the film’s first trailer below.


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

Published by

Recent Posts

Justin Roiland of ‘Rick and Morty’ Has His Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed

Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland has domestic violence charges, stemming from an alleged 2020… Read More

March 23, 2023

Afroman is Being Sued By Ohio Law Enforcement After They Raided His House

Rapper Afroman is being sued by several members of Adams County Sheriff’s Office after they… Read More

March 23, 2023

Director Alain Gomis on His Illuminating New Thelonious Monk documentary, ‘Rewind & Play’

We spoke to director Alain Gomis about his stunning new Thelonious Monk documentary, Rewind &… Read More

March 23, 2023

Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Netflix Stand-Up ‘My Name Is Mo’Nique’

Oscar-winning actress and comedian Mo'Nique will star in an upcoming Netflix stand-up special, which premieres… Read More

March 23, 2023

Kendrick Lamar Will Produce An Upcoming Comedy Directed by ‘South Park’ Co-Creator Trey Parker

Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free will produce an upcoming live-action comedy with South Park co-creators… Read More

March 23, 2023

The Trailer for ‘Dear Mama’ Shows the Powerful Relationship Between 2Pac & Afeni Shakur

2Pac and Afeni Shakur-focused FX docuseries Dear Mama premieres on April 21. The five-part event… Read More

March 23, 2023