Film by Obama Production Company Wins Oscar for ‘Best Documentary’

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.”

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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