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American Factory (2019)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 21 August 2019 (USA)
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In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
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Credited cast:
Junming 'Jimmy' Wang ... Self - Vice President, Fuyao
Robert Allen ... Self - Furnace Off-Loader (as Bobby)
Sherrod Brown ... Self - U.S. Senator, Ohio
Dave Burrows ... Self - Vice President, Fuyao Glass America
Austin Cole ... Self - Tempering Backlight Production Supervisor
John Crane ... Self - Fuyao Safety Director
John Gauthier John Gauthier ... Self - President, Fuyao Glass America
Rob Haerr ... Self - Furnace Supervisor
Cynthia Harper ... Self - Lamination Specialist
Wong He ... Self - Furance Engineer
Timi Jernigan ... Self - Furnance Technician
Jill Lamantia ... Self - Forklift Operator
Jeff Daochuan Liu ... Self - President, Fuyao Glass America
Curt McDivitt Curt McDivitt ... Self
Shawnea Rosser ... Self - Glass Inspector
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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. Written by Production

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Cultures collide. Hope survives.

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The first film released from the new production company Higher Ground, founded by former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. See more »

Quotes

Himself - Fuyao Safety Director: Everybody at every level will say that we really, really want to be safe. But safety doesn't pay the bills.
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References Norma Rae (1979) See more »

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Surprisingly even-handed examination at factory work in America, and China
22 August 2019 | by nuv-swdcarcSee all my reviews

Don't let the trolls fool you...this is NOT a Roger & Me-style documentary hit piece, its a surprisingly fair look at the complex nature of how the manufacturing industry works in the 21st Century, here in America and in China, and how both cultures are experiencing upheaval in the interest of progress.


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21 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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Moraine, Ohio, USA See more »

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