2019 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Directors Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

When Dayton, Ohio’s General Motors plant closed in 2008, thousands of blue-collar workers lost their livelihood in a community hard hit by the recession. Eight years later, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory on the same site, bringing back jobs and inspiring newfound hope—until Chinese labor practices clash with the expectations of a formerly unionized American workforce, as demonstrated in Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s masterful portrait. Courtesy of Netflix.



Short List: Features


Director: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Executive Producer: Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann
Producer: Steven Bognar, Julie Parker Benello, Jeff Reichert, Julia Reichert
Cinematographer: Steven Bognar, Aubrey Keith, Jeff Reichert, Julia Reichert, Erick Stoll
Editor: Lindsay Utz
Music: Chad Cannon
Running Time: 115
Language: English, Chinese
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Publicist: Cinetic
US Distributor: Netlfix