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American Factory (2019)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 21 August 2019 (USA)
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End 2008, GM closes a plant in Ohio. A Chinese billionaire/Fuyao Glass buys the plant 2014 and invests in auto glass production. There are 2000 jobs there by late 2016. USA meets PRChina.
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Credited cast:
Junming 'Jimmy' Wang ... Himself - Vice President, Fuyao
Robert Allen ... Himself - Furnace Off-Loader (as Bobby)
Sherrod Brown ... Himself - U.S. Senator, Ohio
Dave Burrows ... Himself - Vice President, Fuyao Glass America
Austin Cole ... Himself - Tempering Backlight Production Supervisor
John Crane ... Himself - Fuyao Safety Director
John Gauthier John Gauthier ... Himself - President, Fuyao Glass America
Rob Haerr ... Himself - Furnace Supervisor
Cynthia Harper ... Herself - Lamination Specialist
Wong He ... Himself - Furance Engineer
Timi Jernigan ... Himself - Furnance Technician
Jill Lamantia ... Herself - Forklift Operator
Jeff Daochuan Liu ... Himself - President, Fuyao Glass America
Shawnea Rosser ... Herself - Glass Inspector
Rebecca Ruan-O'Shaughnessy Rebecca Ruan-O'Shaughnessy ... Herself - Fuyao Attorney
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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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21 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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Moraine, Ohio, USA See more »

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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 »

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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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