American Factory is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert.

Official trailers

Netflix on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 released the trailer:
American Factory | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.


Junming 'Jimmy' Wang
Himself - Vice President, Fuyao
Robert Allen
Himself - Furnace Off-Loader (as Bobby)
Sherrod Brown
Himself - U.S. Senator, Ohio
Dave Burrows
Himself - Vice President, Fuyao Glass America
Austin Cole
Himself - Tempering Backlight Production Supervisor
John Crane
Himself - Fuyao Safety Director
John Gauthier
Himself - President, Fuyao Glass America
Rob Haerr
Himself - Furnace Supervisor
Cynthia Harper
Herself - Lamination Specialist
Wong He
Himself - Furance Engineer
Timi Jernigan
Himself - Furnance Technician
Jill Lamantia
Herself - Forklift Operator
Jeff Daochuan Liu
Himself - President, Fuyao Glass America
Shawnea Rosser
Herself - Glass Inspector
Rebecca Ruan-O'Shaughnessy
Herself - Fuyao Attorney
Fred Strahorn
Himself - Ohio House of Represtenatives
John Winthrop
Himself - Lamination Supervisor
Cho Tak Wong
Himself - Founder & CEO, Fuyao (as Cao Dewang)


The film American Factory was scheduled to be released on January 25, 2019 (Sundance, 2019 Sundance Film Festival) and on August 21, 2019 (United States, Brazil) by Netflix.

The duration of the film is 110 minutes.


American Factory got high rating from critics.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: American Factory

Wikipedia: American Factory

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