American Factory,’ Obama production company’s first project, wins Oscar

“American Factory,” the first title from Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground, won the Academy Award for best documentary feature Sunday — solidifying the Obamas’ status as budding media moguls.

The film, which premiered on Netflix in August, tells the story of a Chinese billionaire who opens a glass factory in a former General Motors plant in Dayton, Ohio, and examines the relationship between workers and employers in the 21st century globalized economy.

“Congrats to Julia and Steven, the filmmakers behind ‘American Factory,’ for telling such a complex, moving story about the very human consequences of wrenching economic change,” the former president tweeted Sunday. “Glad to see two talented and downright good people take home the Oscar for Higher Ground’s first release.”

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