Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, directors of American Factory won the award for outstanding directorial achievement in the documentary category at the Annual DGA Awards in Los Angeles. Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, directors of American Factory won the award for outstanding directorial achievement in the documentary category at the Annual DGA Awards in Los Angeles. Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, directors of American Factory won the award for outstanding directorial achievement in the documentary category at the Annual DGA Awards in Los Angeles. Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Oscars 2020: Chinese co-producers of American Factory lauded for getting Chinese workers, CEO to open up for documentary

  • When a Chinese company revived a General Motors factory in the US in 2014, American filmmakers were given permission to document it
  • They recruited Chinese co-producers to help get the perspectives of Chinese as well as American workers, and show their different work cultures

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Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, directors of American Factory won the award for outstanding directorial achievement in the documentary category at the Annual DGA Awards in Los Angeles. Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, directors of American Factory won the award for outstanding directorial achievement in the documentary category at the Annual DGA Awards in Los Angeles. Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, directors of American Factory won the award for outstanding directorial achievement in the documentary category at the Annual DGA Awards in Los Angeles. Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
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