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American Factory

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

NR

American Factory

Synopsis

In 2014, a Chinese billionaire opened a Fuyao factory in a shuttered General Motors plant in Dayton, Ohio. For thousands of locals, the arrival of this multinational car-glass manufacturer meant regaining their jobs—and dignity—after the recession left them high and dry. American Factory takes us inside the facility to observe what happens when workers from profoundly different cultures collide.

  • Director Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
  • Producers Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, Jeff Reichert, Julie Parker Benello
  • Co Producers Mijie Li, Yiqian Zhang
  • Runtime 115mins
  • Country USA/China

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