American Factory

by Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

Participant Media Tribute

(USA / 2019 / 115’)

Ohio. In 2014, a Chinese billionaire is building a new business on the ashes of a factory that recently shut down. All of a sudden, two thousand American workmen who were left without a job because of the recession, find employment again. But things are not that simple and industrial automation heightens tension. Awarded at Sundance, this documentary  by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (soon on Netflix) raises the cry for solidarity of workers all over the world.