@Netflix Reveal 7-Streaming Projects With The #Obamas

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[mks_dropcap style=”rounded” size=”50″ bg_color=”#ff1414″ txt_color=”#f9f9f9″]N[/mks_dropcap] etflix shares the details of 7 upcoming films and shows that will spotlight social issues such as race, class, democracy and civil rights. In partnership with the former President of the U.S.A & the First Lady, President Barack and the Michelle Obama along with their ‘Higher Ground‘ production company as a part of a multi-year deal announced last year.

Last year (2018) the streaming mega-company announced that they have partnered with the Obamas to work on  several family oriented streaming projects. While no date were given on these projects to be, an entire year later the partnership is proud to announce the list of seven of their projects being prepped for a release in the near, near future. They are not focused on producing political work as much, as it could inflame tensions with political affiliates but more so focus on social issues as well as some healthy entertainment, per the New York Times.

The projects:

  • American Factory: a documentary about a Chinese billionaire who opens a factory at an abandoned General Motors plant in Ohio. This film was directed by Emmy Award winners Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, and it was acquired straight out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
  • Bloom: This will be a drama series focusing on the struggles and accomplishments of women of color after World War II in New York City. “Bloom” was written and produced by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri.
  • A feature film adaptation of author David W. Blight’s “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.” The book won the Pulitzer Prize in history in 2019.
  • Overlooked: This is a scripted anthology series that will tell the stories of people’s deaths that went unreported by the media. It’s been adapted from the New York Times’ obituary column “Overlooked.”
  • Listen to Your Vegetables & Eat Your Parents: This is a 30-minute preschool series from Jeremy Konner and Erika Thormahlen to tell the stories of how food gets on the table from around the world.
  • Fifth Risk: This is a nonfiction series based on “The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy” from best-selling author Michael Lewis. It will tell the story of people working in the government who receive little recognition.
  • Crip Camp: This documentary will focus on the stories of disabled teenagers at a summer camp who go on to fight for disability rights. The film is directed by former camper Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham.

According to the site in the next few years this will be the roll of the pending production between the two global influencers.


Image courtesy of The Obamas Cred- Pete Souza / WH
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