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
Dawnetta Cantrell Dawnetta Cantrell ... Self
Lori Cochran Lori Cochran ... Self
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
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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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Documentary

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Julia Reichert is terminally ill with cancer. She has stated that this will be her final film. See more »

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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 Jaws (1975) See more »

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Absolutely fascinating film
21 August 2019 | by kpurchSee all my reviews

I never thought a documentary on an American manufacturing plant would be so interesting. I'm a Canadian and I still consider this a must-watch. Extremely interesting insight into the world of manufacturing in small-town USA as well as the cultural differences between the USA and China. The whole trip to the China factory seems surreal. Unfortunately this film's ratings might get turfed by certain political interests that would rather have this stuff swept under the rug.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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American Factory See more »

Filming Locations:

Moraine, Ohio, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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