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Feb 10, 2020

American-Hungarian filmmaker Steven Bognar wins Oscar

Steven Bognar has won an Academy Award in the Best Documentary Feature category with Julia Reichert for American Factory.

American-Hungarian filmmaker Steven Bognar has won an Academy Award in the Best Documentary Feature category with Julia Reichert for American Factory.

The film battled it out against four other documentary features last night at the 92nd Academy Awards.

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.

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