“American Manufacturing unit” took residence the golden statue for best feature-length documentary on Sunday evening.
“Our story is from Ohio and China but it can really be from anywhere. Working people have it harder and harder these days,” stated Julia Reichert whereas accepting the Oscar together with Steven Bognar. “We believe things will get better when workers of the world unite.”
The Netflix movie is about an Ohio auto glass manufacturing unit that’s run by a Chinese language investor. It explores many points, together with the rights of employees, globalization, and automation.
The Fuyao plant, purchased by Chinese language industrialist Cao Dewang, employs some 2,200 American and 200 Chinese language employees. The movie provides a close-up take a look at how the cultures modify to 1 one other. Tensions rise when the manufacturing unit would not initially meet manufacturing objectives, culminating in a bitter combat over the proper to unionize.
The previous President tweeted Sunday: “Congrats to Julia and Steven, the filmmakers behind American Manufacturing unit, for telling such a posh, transferring story in regards to the very human penalties of wrenching financial change. Glad to see two gifted and downright good individuals take residence the Oscar for Larger Floor’s first launch.”
Whereas the previous first woman wrote, “Congrats to Julia, Steven, and the entire crew on successful Greatest Documentary for #AmericanFactory, Larger Floor’s first launch! So glad to see their coronary heart and honesty acknowledged—as a result of the very best tales are hardly ever tidy or good. However that’s the place the reality so typically lies.”
“American Factory” beat out “Honeyland,” “The Cave,” “The Edge of Democracy” and “For Sama.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.