An anonymous member of the Academy Awards gave a brutal review of the Obama-produced documentary “American Factory.”
The review detailed which films would receive the member’s vote and was published by the The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday.
“I didn’t like ‘American Factory’ — when the Chinese boss says ‘We’re better than them’ and they show the American workers as big fat slobs, I thought to myself, ‘Why is Obama attaching himself to this?'” the anonymous member wrote regarding the documentary.
“American Factory” was produced by Higher Ground, which is the company owned by former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. The documentary was the first film produced by the Obamas. As previously reported, the documentary was made by filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar.
I couldn’t be happier that Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, and all of the incredible people behind #AmericanFactory have been nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar. What Julia and Steve capture on film is at times painful, at times exhilarating, but always thoughtful and always real—exactly the kind of story Barack and I wanted to lift up with Higher Ground Productions. I hope you’ll see for yourself by checking it out on @Netflix.