Barack and Michelle Obama signed a major production deal with Netflix last year but little was known about what they were producing…until now.
The former President and First Lady are now revealing the projects that they are working on with the streaming giant.
“American Factory,” a documentary that Netflix acquired at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, “takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans.” The film won the festival’s prestigious Directing Award for U.S. Documentary.
“Bloom,” a drama series about women and people of color facing discrimination while working in the New York fashion world after World War II. The series is co-created by Oscar winner Callie Khouri, best known for writing “Thelma and Louise.”
“Crip Camp,” a documentary currently in production about a 1970s summer camp that influenced the disability rights movement.
A movie adaptation of “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” a biography by author David W. Blight. The book just won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for history.
A scripted series based on the New York Times’ Overlooked, the paper’s series of obituaries celebrating the lives of important women and people of color who were not covered at the time of their deaths.
“Listen To Your Vegetables and Eat Your Parents,” a children’s series that “will take young children and their families around the globe on an adventure that tells us the story of our food.”
The projects are all in different stages of production and will premiere on Netflix over the next several years.