“The Communist Manifesto” received a shoutout in the course of the 2020 Oscars.
Julia Reichert, the co-director of greatest documentary winner “American Factory,” which was produced by former President Barack Obama’s new movie firm, apparently quoted from Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ notorious e-book throughout her acceptance speech on Sunday night time.
“Working people have it harder and harder these days — and we believe that things will get better when workers of the world unite,” Reichert mentioned.
The quote gave the impression to be a riff on the final strains of the 1848 political doc, that are regularly translated from German as “Workers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains!”
Netflix’s “American Factory” comes from Larger Floor, the manufacturing firm of the previous president and his spouse Michelle Obama. It tells the story of a Chinese language firm occupying a shuttered Common Motors plant in Moraine, Ohio.
“Congrats to Julia and Steven [Bognar], the filmmakers behind American Factory for telling such a complex, moving story about the very human consequences of wrenching economic change,” Barack Obama tweeted following the win.
“Glad to see two talented and downright good people take home the Oscar for Higher Ground’s first release.”