The documentary will give us a first-hand look at Michelle Obama’s 34-city book tour, sharing stories and lessons learned along the way.
In 2018, the Obamas signed a deal with Netflix to produce content for the streaming service via their production company, Higher Ground Productions. The company produced Oscar-winning documentary “American Factory” in February of this year. “Crip Camp,” also released this year, highlights a summer camp for teens with disabilities.
Watch the trailer below:
Directed by Nadia Hallgren
Produced by Katy Chevigny and Marilyn Ness
Producer Lauren Cioffi
Co-Producer Maureen A. Ryan
Executive Producers Priya Swaminathan and Tonia Davis
“It succeeds in allowing Michelle to be the star of her own film (and life).A HECK OF A JOURNEY TO WATCH.”– Lindsey Bahr, AP
“It has the power to restore a viewer’s spirits in these dark days of pandemic and paranoia.”– Ty Burr, Boston Globe
“It offers glimpses of Michelle Obama’s extraordinary ability to connect with young people, old people – people, period.”– Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
“A fascinating and revealing up-close look at someone we all think we already know.” – Mick Lasalle, San Francisco Chronicle“★★★★★.
Nadia Hallgren’s glowing heat-lamp of a film captures the former first lady’s warmth with onstage anecdotes, backstage scenes and family gatherings.”– Suzi Feay, The Financial Times
“The book reflects on how she became first lady; this suggests she’s still growing as a person, empowering us to do the same.”– Peter Debruge, Variety
Becoming is an intimate look into the life of former First Lady Michelle Obama during a moment of profound change, not only for her personally but for the country she and her husband served over eight impactful years in the White House. The film offers a rare and up-close look at her life, taking viewers behind the scenes as she embarks on a 34-city tour that highlights the power of community to bridge our divides and the spirit of connection that comes when we openly and honestly share our stories.
Are you excited for Mrs. Obama documentary? I know we are! Watch it here: https://www.netflix.com/title/81122487