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Ohio-based documentary 'American Factory' up for Best Documentary Feature at 2020 Oscars

Posted at 3:06 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 15:06:49-05

DAYTON, Ohio — Dayton, Ohio is both the setting of an Oscar-nominated documentary and home to its filmmakers, Julia Reichert, Steve Bognar and Steven Reichert.

“American Factory” follows a Chinese billionaire as he opens a new automotive factory in the former General Motors plant in Dayton. The documentary sheds light on the clash of culture between the Chinese and American workers.

Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground, produced the documentary, which was later acquired by Netflix out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

The Dayton-based documentary and filmmakers will find out if they are Oscar winners on Sunday, Feb. 9.

The Oscars air live on News 5 at 8 p.m.

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