American Factory: Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s Docu Acquired by Netflix

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to the Sundance Fest premiere of  American Factory, Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s culture clash documentary, in a deal around $3 million.

The film begins in 2014, when a Chinese billionaire opened a Fuyao factory in a shuttered General Motors plant in Dayton, Ohio, which means jobs for thousands of local residents.

American Factory offers a look inside the facility, recording the events that happen when workers from profoundly different cultures collide.

Participant Media, which was behind RBG, last year’s Sundance breakout, financed America Factory.

The film world premiered at the Prospector Square Theatre on January 25.

Bognar and Julia Reichert’s film The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant was nominated for an Oscar Award.

Bognar and Reichert produced alongside Jeff Reichert and Julie Parker Benello. Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann exec-produced.

The American Factory deal marks the second of the festival for Netflix, which also scored the buzz-worthy Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doc Knock Down the House.

Netflix is again collaborating with Participant, the company that backed the streamer’s Roma. That film is heading into the Academy Awards tied with The Favourite for the most nominations–ten.

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