The Obamas’ First Film

Just when everyone was wondering what Michelle and Barack Obama were going to do next, they start a film and documentary production company called Higher Ground (great name!) Their first film, American Factory, is now available to stream on Netflix and has received rave reviews (and a Sundance Film Festival award).  About a Chinese car factory that opens in Ohio, it tracks the cultural assimilation and problems as both Chinese and Americans work alongside each other.  And Higher Ground’s other projects in the pipeline look just as good – there’s a drama series about the fashion world set in post WWII New York, written and produced by Callie Khouri of Thelma & Louise; a preschool kids food show that will tell the story of food called Listen to your Vegetables & Eat Your Parents and a Michael Lewis non-fiction series about every day heroes safeguarding America. Watch a short film on why the Obamas chose this as their first film here.

The Obamas First Film
— Francesca
21st August 2019