American Factory



A Chinese billionaire opens up a glass factory in the old GM motors factory in Dayton, Ohio and has to navigate the benefits and pitfalls of doing business in the USA.

"American Factory" is a fascinating documentary that looks at the business of manufacturing in the USA at a time of great economic uncertainty. This film highlights the stark differences between the US and China, most notably in terms of work ethic and overall willingness to sacrifice for the company. We get stories from all sides - workers, supervisors and even the CEO. We see a union movement rise, and we see machines starting to take over the industry, signalling the end of road for many. American made.

Jessica Avelsgaard

Online Release 21st August 2019
Netflix 115 mins