Oscars 2020: Netflix's 'American Factory' by Obamas' studio wins Best Documentary Feature

Other nominees in the category were 'The Cave', 'The Edge of Democracy', 'For Sama' and 'Honey Land'


                            Oscars 2020: Netflix's 'American Factory' by Obamas' studio wins Best Documentary Feature
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'American Factory' bagged the 'Academy Award for Documentary Feature' at the 92nd Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Sunday.

"These took us out of our everyday lives," Mark Ruffalo said ahead of announcing the Awards. 

Directed by Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert, based on the Chinese company Fuyao's factory in Moraine, a city near Dayton, Ohio, that occupies Moraine Assembly, a shuttered General Motors plant. Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar took the stage to thank the other nominees in the category and the "unstoppable" cast and crew of the 'American Factory' and Netflix. 

According to the National Post, the film "examines themes of economic dislocation and clashing cultures traces the experience of workers in Moraine, Ohio, who lost their jobs at a shuttered General Motors factory only to be rehired six years later after the facility was converted into a Chinese-owned automotive glass plant." 

The documentary, from Barack and Michelle Obama’s nascent production house, was acquired by Netflix in association with Higher Ground out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. 

Other nominees in the category included: 'The Edge of Democracy (Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris and Tiago Pavan), 'For Sama' (Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts), and 'Honey Land' (Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska and Atanas Georgiev).

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