American Factory

Sunday, January 5 - Thursday, January 23, 2020

From Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy Award®-winners Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (The Last Truck: Closing of a GM PlantA Lion in the House, Seeing Red) comes AMERICAN FACTORY, a Netflix Original Documentary presented by Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media. The acclaimed film takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

Winner: U.S. Documentary Award for Directing at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Screening in the series Oscars Spotlight: Documentaries 2020.


  • Country USA
  • Running Time 110 minutes
  • Distributor Netflix
  • Director Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar
  • Producer Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, Jeff Reichert, Julie Parker Benello
  • Editor Lindsay Utz
  • Cinematographer Steven Bognar, Aubrey Keith, Jeff Reichert, Julia Reichert, Erick Stoll
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil, Closed Captioning, Descriptive Audio

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