Netflix announced that it will release a new documentary about the 34-city tour Michelle Obama went on before the nation wound up grasped by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Becoming” is the title of the documentary. It will be dropped on Netflix on the 6th of May. It should be talking about 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.”
Nadia Hallgren is the director of the documentary, followed the former first lady as she went around the country speaking at community events and fielding questions from everyday Americans. Also, she shared what she learned when she and her husband Barack Obama had their two terms in the White House.
“Those months I spent traveling — meeting and connecting with people in cities across the globe — drove home the idea that what we share in common is deep and real and can’t be messed with. In groups large and small, young and old, unique and united, we came together and shared stories, filling those spaces with our joys, worries, and dreams,” Michelle Obama stated in a press release. “We processed the past and imagined a better future. In talking about the idea of ‘becoming,’ many of us dared to say our hopes out loud.”
She declared that she proceeded to talk about what she trusts this documentary will accomplish for people who are battling self-quarantine, an absence of work, and the various things happened due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“I treasure the memories and that sense of connection now more than ever, as we struggle together to weather this pandemic, as we care for our loved ones, tend to our communities, and try to keep up with work and school while coping with huge amounts of loss, confusion, and uncertainty,” she stated.
She noted that basic things she recently underestimated have now become exceptionally muddled gratitude to this odd time on the planet.
“As many of you know, I’m a hugger. My whole life, I’ve seen it as the most natural and equalizing gesture one human can make toward another — the easiest way of saying, ‘I’m here for you,’” she wrote. “And this is one of the toughest parts of our new reality: Things that once felt simple — going to see a friend, sitting with someone who is hurting, embracing someone new — are now not simple at all.”
She closed her documentary declaration on a message of faith and optimism in this hard time.
“But I’m here for you. And I know you are here for one another. Even as we can no longer safely gather or feed off the energy of groups, even as many of us are living with grief, loneliness, and fear, we need to stay open and able to put ourselves in other people’s shoes. Empathy is our lifeline here. It’s what will get us to the other side. Let’s use it to redirect our attention toward what matters most, reconsider our priorities, and find ways to better remake the world in the image of our hopes,” she added. “Even in hard times, maybe especially in hard times, our stories help cement our values and strengthen our connections. Sharing them shows us the way forward. I love and miss you all.”
The Obamas reported in 2018 that they’d partnered with Netflix to create new movies and series highlighting the various blend of content including both scripted and unscripted shows. Through this show, they created the Oscar-winning documentary “American Factory,” about an Ohio auto glass production line that is controlled by a Chinese investor.