New acquisition: American Factory

Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar’s Sundance-bound American Factory is the latest addition to our catalogue for world sales representation.

Produced by Participant Media and selected for Sundance International Film Festival 2019, American Factory follows a Chinese billionaire as he opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. At first a humorous mismatch of cultures, American Factory quickly sees problems arise between the American labour force and Chinese management. With precision and astonishing access, directors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar capture each key moment in this high-stakes game between the two opposing factions, providing an insight into what happens when workers from profoundly different cultures collide.

The film premiere’s at this year’s Sundance International Film Festival in the U.S. Doc category.