n post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant.
About “American Factory”
The film tells the story of cultural and political clashes after a Chinese billionaire in 2014 bought a shuttered former General Motors factory near Dayton, bringing in Chinese workers and supervisors to work alongside former GM employees. During the following three years, workers struggled to understand each other and are forced to adjust expectations as to how to work together.
Reichert and Bognar received the “Directing Award: U.S. Documentary” for the film at the Sundance Film Festival, the most prestigious American film festival, in early February.