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American Factory ()


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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.

Awards:
  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 44 nominations.
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Cast

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Self - Vice President, Fuyao
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Self - Furnace Off-Loader (as Bobby)
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Self - U.S. Senator, Ohio
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Self - Vice President, Fuyao Glass America
Dawnetta Cantrell ...
Self
Lori Cochran ...
Self
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Self - Tempering Backlight Production Supervisor
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Self - Fuyao Safety Director
John Gauthier ...
Self - President, Fuyao Glass America
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Self - Furnace Supervisor
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Self - Lamination Specialist
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Self - Furance Engineer
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Self - Furnance Technician
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Self - Forklift Operator
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Self - President, Fuyao Glass America
Curt McDivitt ...
Self
Steve Reese ...
Self
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Self - Glass Inspector
Rebecca Ruan-O'Shaughnessy ...
Self - Fuyao Attorney
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Self - Ohio House of Represtenatives
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Self - Lamination Supervisor (as John Winthrop)
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Self - Founder & CEO, Fuyao (as Cao Dewang)
Yuzhu Yang ...
Self
Liyung Wu Young ...
Self

Directed by

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Steven Bognar
Julia Reichert

Produced by

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Steven Bognar ... producer
Melissa Godoy ... line producer
Aubrey Keith ... associate producer
Mijie Li ... co-producer
Siyan Liu ... field producer
Liz Yong Lowe ... associate producer
Lulu Men ... field producer
Julie Parker Benello ... producer
Jeff Reichert ... producer
Julia Reichert ... producer
Jeff Skoll ... executive producer
Danni Wang ... field producer
Yvonne Welbon ... consulting producer
Diane Weyermann ... executive producer
Yiqian Zhang ... co-producer

Music by

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Chad Cannon

Cinematography by

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Steven Bognar
Aubrey Keith
Jeff Reichert
Julia Reichert
Erick Stoll

Film Editing by

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Lindsay Utz

Editorial Department

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Joe Cook ... additional assistant editing
Timothy Fryett ... associate editor
Ben Garchar ... additional assistant editor
Melissa Godoy ... additional assistant editing
David Holm ... assistant editor
Aubrey Keith ... associate editor
Liz Yong Lowe ... additional assistant editing
Jaime Meyers ... additional editing
Eryn Montgomery ... additional assistant editing
Robb Moss ... consulting editor
Steve Pequignot ... Supervising Colorist
Eric Risher ... additional editing
Enat Sidi ... consulting editor
Ken Sirulnick ... colorist
Erick Stoll ... additional editing
David Teague ... consulting editor
Aaron Wickenden ... additional editing

Production Management

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Ben Evory ... production assistant
Stephen Johns ... post-production executive

Sound Department

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Christopher Barnett ... re-recording mixer
Christopher Barron ... assistant sound editor
Lawrence Everson ... additional sound recording / sound designer / sound: design
Erin Grote ... re-recording production assistant
Xiao Hou ... additional sound editor
Shawndra Jones ... additional sound recording
Daniela Pontoriero ... post-production sound accountant
Tony Sereno ... assistant re-recording mixer
Jiayan 'Jenny' Shi ... additional sound recording
Cindy Takehara Ferruccio ... sound editor
Randy Thom ... sound design consultant
Danielle Adams ... assistant re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Christopher Barnett ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Lawrence Everson ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ian Cook ... additional camera
Kameron Davis ... additional camera
Melissa Godoy ... additional camera
David Holm ... additional camera
Kasey Hosp ... additional camera
Siyan Liu ... additional camera
Lulu Men ... additional camera
Eric Risher ... additional camera
Katy Scoggin ... additional camera
Brittany Shyne ... additional camera
Lindsay Utz ... additional camera
Danni Wang ... additional camera
Yiqian Zhang ... additional camera

Music Department

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Daniel A. Brown ... music preparation / orchestrator
Noah Gladstone ... music consultant
Matthew Snyder ... score recording and mixing

Other crew

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Gabriel Brakin ... executive vice president and general counsel
Jonathan Gray ... production counsel
Siyan Liu ... translation
Lulu Men ... translation
Riccardo Mimmi ... Italian subtitles
Alex Semerano ... tax & incentives accountant
Jiayan 'Jenny' Shi ... Translation / translation
Star Tyner ... production counsel
Danni Wang ... translation
Yiqian Zhang ... translation
Xiaoli Zhou ... Advisor

Thanks

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Brent E. Huffman ... special thanks
David C. Hughes ... thanks (as Dave Hughes)
Jonathan Null ... thanks (as John Null)
Karri O'Reilly ... thanks
Nate Truesdell ... thanks
Barbara Tuss ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Cultures collide. Hope survives. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • American Factory: Un milliardaire chinois en Ohio (France)
  • アメリカン・ファクトリー (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Az amerikai gyáregység (Hungary)
  • Made in USA - Una fabbrica in Ohio (Italy)
  • Indústria Americana (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Oscars (2020). See more »
Quotes 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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