The Harsh Economic Truths of American Factory

Netflix’s American Factory (Sundance Institute)
The new Netflix/Obamas documentary presents some uncomfortable facts for supporters of capitalism.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE C apitalism giveth, a vast and beautiful bounty. But it sure destroyeth a lot of stuff along the way. Rarely does a sober, even-keeled reckoning come along to illuminate the human suffering of creative destruction while gently acknowledging that this is the way it has to be.

Such a portrayal is American Factory, a heartbreaking Netflix documentary about the gritty truths of capitalism. You may have heard the film, which has been nominated for an Oscar, described as “Obama’s movie.” It isn’t. It’s directed by veteran documentarians Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert. Barack and Michelle’s company, Higher Ground Productions, put their imprimatur

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