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BREAKING: Former WSU faculty win Oscar for ‘American Factory.’

Crew of ‘American Factory” | Photo by: Amy Sussman| Getty Images


Former Wright State faculty members Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar win “Best Documentary Feature” at the 92nd Academy Awards for their work on ‘American Factory.’

The couple share the Oscar with Jeff Reichert.

Produced by Michelle and Barack Obama’s production company, Higher Ground, and Netflix, this film follows a Chinese billionaire and his company’s achievements and setbacks in Dayton.

According to the Associated Press, this is the first film produced by the Obama-backed production company. 


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President Barack Obama tweeted shortly after it was known ‘American Factory’ would take home the Oscar.

“Glad to see two talented and downright good people take home the Oscar for Higher Ground’s first release,” said Obama.


“Working people have it harder and harder these days and we believe that things will get better when workers of the world unite,” said Reichert in her acceptance speech.