New Delhi : Former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have announced a slate of projects that they will be producing for Netflix.
Barack and Michelle, who formed their production banner Higher Ground last year, unveiled seven projects, scheduled to be developed and released in the coming years in partnership with the streaming giant.
“We created Higher Ground to harness the power of storytelling. That’s why we couldn’t be more excited about these projects. Touching on issues of race and class, democracy and civil rights, and much more, we believe each of these productions won’t just entertain, but will educate, connect, and inspire us all,” Obama said in a statement.
Michelle said,”We love this slate because it spans so many different interests and experiences, yet it’s all woven together with stories that are relevant to our daily lives.”
“We think there’s something here for everyone — moms and dads, curious kids, and anyone simply looking for an engaging, uplifting watch at the end of a busy day. We can’t wait to see these projects come to life — and the conversations they’ll generate,” she added.
The first project from the Obamas is “American Factory”, a documentary from Sundance Film Festival.
Directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, the film 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.