Obama is so proud. The co-director of his Netflix film called “American Factory” used the moment that the film won an OSCAR to quote the “Communist Manifesto.”
When the winner of the best documentary film was announced, co-director Julia Reichert chose to quote Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ 1848 political document:
“Working people have it harder and harder these days…and we believe that things will get better when workers of the world unite.”
Obama’s production company called Higher Ground produced the film that tells the story of a Chinese company occupying a shuttered General Motors plant in Moraine, Ohio. It’s interesting that Obama picked a filmmaker who has a film from 1983 that is all about the history of Communism in the US (see below).
The New York Post reports that Barack Obama tweeted out his congratulations to the filmmakers:
“Congrats to Julia and Steven, the filmmakers behind American Factory for telling such a complex, moving story about the very human consequences of wrenching economic change. Glad to see two talented and downright good people take home the Oscar for Higher Ground’s first release.”
It’s interesting to note that Julia Reichart’s film from 1983 called “Seeing Red” is all about Communism in the US:
Boldly countering traditional myths through engaging interviews, Reichert brings to light the dramatic history of the Communist Party in the United States from the 1930s to the 1980s. The documentary reveals just how far the US government, justice system, and media went to suppress and attack subversives, and the personal accounts of a dozen rank-and-file members take on a new resonance in today’s charged political climate.