It’s a great, expansive, deeply humanist work, angry but empathetic to its core. It gestures toward the end of the working world we know — and to the rise of the machines – Vulture
Lakeshore Records congratulates American Factory (Higher Ground/Participant Media/Netflix) on their Academy Award® Best Documentary win! This is the first documentary from Higher Ground Productions, the production company founded by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, and directed by Academy Award®-winning veteran documentarians Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert. The film features score by Chad Cannon (orchestrator of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) – soundtrack out now on Lakeshore Records. See album links and more below.
Oscar-winning documentary American Factory debuted at Sundance to acclaim, winning the Directing Award for co-directors Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert. It went on to win an additional 17 awards and 42 nominations. One of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year, American Factory film ranks 96 at Rotten Tomatoes and earned the coveted Metacritic score of 100 from both Vulture and Washington Post.
Filmed with extraordinary attention to environmental detail and revealing human interactions, American Factory is that rare documentary that’s not only compelling in its content but a profound sensory pleasure – Washington Post
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Cultures collide. Hope survives. When a Chinese billionaire re-opens a factory and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans, early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
Watch American Factory, Only on Netflix.