American Factory (美国工厂). 2019. USA. Directed by Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar. 115 min.
Rust Belt, Ohio. In the husk of a huge, abandoned General Motors plant, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory, hiring 2,000 blue-collar Americans and hundreds of native Chinese. Early days of hope and optimism are truly tested by the enormity of the project, and by the cultural differences between high-tech China and post-industrial Midwest America. The filmmakers take us deep inside the story, and the plant itself, examining this collision of cultures, and the future of both American labor and Chinese economic dominance.
A Netflix release.