Obama-produced film wins Oscar, director quotes ‘Communist Manifesto’ in acceptance speech

Obama-produced film wins Oscar, director quotes ‘Communist Manifesto’ in acceptance speech
Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert (Image: YouTube screen grab)

You can’t hardly beat it! The first Netflix film produced by Barack and Michele Obama’s production company struck gold last. Which is to say that The film, “American Factory,” took home top honors at the Academy Awards for Best Feature-:ength Documentary(RELATED: Barack and Michelle Obama to make TV shows, films for Netflix)

It’s pity that former Pres. Obama’s Midas touch — which has netted him and his wife book deals worth $65 million and an $11.75 million waterfront property on Martha’s Vineyard — didn’t exist during his days in the White House, when everything he touched turned to something else.

According to a promo on Twitter, “‘American Factory’ tells an emotional, local story that resonates globally. Directors Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert have created a masterwork that examines culture, labor and class struggle, and challenges us to consider what unites us instead of what separates us.”

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Reichert (she’s the bald one) was on hand last night to claim the honor, and during her acceptance speech she quoted Karl Marx, explaining for the crowd:

Working people have it harder and harder these days – and we believe that things will get better when workers of the world unite.


The phrase “workers of the world, unite” comes directly from the “Communist Manifesto.” Then again, so did much that Obama promulgated during his two failed terms as president.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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