'American Factory'

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Creation Date August 27th, 2019
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‘American Factory’: What Chinese see when they watch China go to Ohio
Inkstone
For American audiences, the Netflix documentary American Factory reveals the life of US workers on Chinese-owned production lines.  But for Chinese audiences, the film serves as a reminder of the human costs behind China’s rise as a manufacturing superpower.  The film, backed by Barack and Michelle Obama’s new production company, documents how Chinese auto-glass company Fuyao built a factory near Dayton, Ohio, where thousands of workers were laid off when General Motors closed its plant in…
A Look at Netflix's New Documentary: 'American Factory'
All Of It
Filmmaker Julia Reichert joins us in studio to discuss her new Netflix documentary, “American Factory,” which premieres August 21 on Netlfix and at the IFC Center. Event: Julia Reichert will be in-person at the 6:30PM screening at the IFC Center for a Q&A.   This segment is guest-hosted by Nancy Giles.
The Story behind “American Factory” with oscar-nominated filmmakers Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert
What Had Happened Was: A podcast for Dayton
Culture in the Gem City is changing and Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert are documenting it on film. The region’s most acclaimed filmmakers will host the theatrical premiere of their latest work “American Factory” at the Victoria Theatre. Before that, they sat down for a chat with “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson. Julia and Steve, both groundbreaking artists in their own right, discuss American Factory, the Obamas, being wined and dined by Netflix, what brought them together as filmmakers and life partners and their very different upbringings. The public is invited to a free screening of Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert’s “American Factory” at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 at the Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St. in downtown Dayton. Visit www.gofobo.com/AmericanFactoryGA for tickets. Indiewire.com called “American Factory” “an eye-popping look at the differences between American and Chinese workers” and a top contender for a 2020 Oscar. The award-winning film follows the creation of the Chinese-owned automotive glass-factory in the same building that had once housed a General Motors assembly operation in Moraine. Steve and Julia, a Yellow Springs couple together more than 30 years, received an Academy Award nomination in the “Best Documentary (short subject)” category for their 2009 HBO film “The Last Truck” about the closing of that very same GM plant in Moraine. Cox Media Group Ohio, including WHIO, Dayton Daily News and Dayton.com, has partnered with the Dayton Foundation in the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund. The fund allows individuals to make charitable contributions to help the families directly affected by this terrible tragedy. For more information about the Dayton Foundation, go to DaytonFoundation.org.
21st Century Globalized Capitalism in Microcosm: American Factory
LARB Radio Hour
LARB's Medaya Ocher talks with Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert about their new film which documents the recent history of an American factory in Dayton, OH that was closed last decade and re-opened this decade under Chinese ownership and management. The tale is rife with paradoxes: the communists are the capitalists; and the workers from the land of Reagan and Trump channel socialist solidarity as they move to form a union against the wishes of the folks from the People's Republic. The conversation fills in the backstory; and, along the way, reveals what makes this highly political documentary so compelling - the filmmakers' drive to capture the humanity of all the players in the drama. Also, author Anthony McCann returns to recommend No One Knows My History, Fawn Brodie's beautifully written biography of Joseph Smith, the founding prophet of the Mormon religion.
The Deep Cut - ’American Factory’s Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert Discuss Their Doc and the State of the American Worker
Collider Conversations
This week on The Deep Cut, John Rocha welcomes Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winning directors Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert to discuss their latest documentary ‘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 still recovering from the effects of the 2008 recession. Steven and Julia discuss the story behind making this documentary, how they found themselves on the project, and the nearly unlimited access they had to both the American workers and executives and the Chinese workers and executives. They also discuss what their thoughts are on the state of the American factory worker and the state of the working class in general after shooting this documentary.For more on the movie click here: https://www.participantmedia.com/film/american-factoryFollow Rocha: https://twitter.com/TheRochaSays
The Obamas Debut With 'American Factory'
The Frame
The first release from their Higher Ground production company is a documentary by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar about the cultural struggles that surfaced in the takeover of a gutted GM factory in Ohio; the outsized influence of Colombian artists in the Latin music scene.
FilmWonk Podcast – Episode #154 – “The Peanut Butter Falcon” (dir. Tyler Nilson, Mike Schwartz), “American Factory” (dir. Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert)
FilmWonk Podcast – FilmWonk.net
On this week’s podcast, Glenn and Daniel take a journey into the American heartland along with a Chinese glass conglomerate, and only one of our journeys ends well in one of the best documentaries of the decade, as much a case study about how two cohorts from two very different work cultures see each other, as it is metatextual reflection on the future of work in the automated and globalized world of the 21st century. You will be utterly riveted by American Factory, now streaming on Netflix. But first, we take a journey to the Outer Banks of North Carolina (as rendered in Coastal Georgia) for a sweet and heartwarming adventure film featuring a co-lead performer (Zack Gottsagen) with Down Syndrome, on the lam, pursuing his dream of being a professional wrestler (01:13:59). May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating (The Peanut Butter Falcon): 7 out of 10 FilmWonk rating (American Factory): 10 out of 10 Show notes: [02:07] Review: The Peanut Butter Falcon [17:47] Spoilers: The Peanut Butter Falcon [27:32] Review: American Factory [53:27] Spoilers: American Factory Music for this episode is the tracks “Walk Me Home” by P!nk and “This Heartache” by The Time Jumpers, from the trailer and soundtrack for The Peanut Butter Falcon. “Actual cannibal Shia LaBeouf“. Glenn mentioned the restrictions on GPS data in China – check out this video from Half as Interesting for an explanation. A pair of interesting op-eds from Madeline Janis about Chinese companies opening US factories, including the one we quoted on the episode: Op-Ed: Sure, watch ‘American Factory.’ But don’t think that all Chinese factories are like the one in the film Foxconn Fiasco Proves Manufacturing Revival Won’t Happen Without Accountability Listen above, or download: American Factory, The Peanut Butter Falcon (right-click, save as, or click/tap to play on a non-flash browser)