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American Factory (2019)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 21 August 2019 (USA)
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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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Directors Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert previously worked on the short documentary The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant (2009). It is about how the plant was shut down by General Motors, a topic in this movie. 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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Some hypocrisy?
27 February 2020 | by eduardo-uchoaSee all my reviews

The United States has spent more than 100 years opening factories around the world to exploit cheap labor. In particular, in China. When the Chinese open a single factory in the United States paying more than the minimum wage set by the Americans themselves, they are the great explorers!


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Country:

USA

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English | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Moraine, Ohio, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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