Barack and Michelle Obama’s Production Company Wins An Oscar

Barack and Michelle Obama’s Production Company Wins An Oscar

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 29: Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle close the Obama Foundation Summit together on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology on October 29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Summit is an annual event hosted by the Obama Foundation. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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It’s hard to let go of our former President and First Lady, Barack and Michelle Obama but, the first couple continues to leave their mark in big ways, away from politics.

The Obama’s production company, Higher Ground Productions, received an Oscar Sunday evening for their first documentary film, “American Factory” in the category of best documentary feature for a film. Barack congratulated filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar on Twitter for telling the compelling story of the struggles that come with “wrenching economic change”

.Reichert says, “I hope our film makes you see two things: One is that workers around the world are definitely getting pushed down, but also that we can be fair to each other, we can listen to each other, I think that’s why President Obama and Mrs. Obama took on our film at Sundance – their company is called Higher Ground Productions, which is a great name – because they thought it could help people listen to each other and, through these stories, create empathy, which then builds relationships. That’s what we all do. We sit down and we tell each other our story and it creates empathy.”

It’s an inspiring beginning for Higher Ground Productions, and we can’t wait to see what else is in store!


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