American Factory

Nominated for Best Documentary

Best Documentary Award given to the director and producer.


Directors/Producers: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

Producers: Julie Parker Benello, Jeff Reichert


From Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar comes American Factory, a Netflix Original Documentary presented by Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media. The acclaimed 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. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.