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Jan 14, 2020

American-Hungarian filmmaker nominated for Oscar

Steven Bognar has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature together with Julia Reichert for American Factory at this year's Oscars.

American-Hungarian filmmaker Steven Bognar has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature together with Julia Reichert for American Factory at this year's Oscars.

American Factory is Bognar’s second Oscar nominated production. The film continues the story from his first nominated film The Last Truck, showing the creation of the Chinese-owned automotive glass-factory Fuyao in the same building that previously housed the closed General Motors plant.

The film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Festival and has been distributed by Netflix. It is also the first film distributed by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground Productions.

American Factory will battle it out against four other documentary features on February 9, 2020 at the 92nd Academy Awards.

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