A film produced by former president Barack Obama’s production company took home the Academy Award for “Best Documentary Feature,” as CNN reports.
The film is called “American Factory,” and it was produced by Higher Ground Productions, which is run by Barack and former First Lady Michelle Obama, and was directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar. The film tells the story of struggling workers at a manufacturing plant in Dayton, Ohio, and was released on Netflix.
The former president took to Twitter to congratulate the directors, saying that the film told “such a complex, moving story about the very human consequences of wrenching economic change.”
The film was one of many award-winners at last night’s 92nd Academy Awards. The Korean film “Parasite” took home the most awards of the night with four, including “Best Picture,” while the World War I film “1917” claimed three awards. Joaquin Phoenix won “Best Actor” for his universally-praised performance as the title character in “Joker.”