A top-secret documentary feature about former first lady Michelle Obama is set to start streaming worldwide on Netflix from May 6. Michelle took to her twitter handle to announce the venture.
I’m excited to share that on May 6, @Netflix will release BECOMING, a documentary directed by Nadia Hallgren that shares the stories of the amazing people I met after the release of my memoir. During this difficult time, I hope you’ll find some inspiration and joy in this film. pic.twitter.com/fqsIbhXYeL
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) April 27, 2020
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the documentary shares its title with Michelle Obama’s best-selling 2018 memoir “Becoming” and recounts some of the same history of her life.
“Becoming”, like the best documentary feature Oscar winner “American Factory”, comes from Higher Ground, the production company run by former President Barack Obama and the former first lady, which has an exclusive pact with the streamer.
The documentary marks the feature directorial debut of cinematographer Nadia Hallgren known for her work on “Trouble the Water”, the 2008 indie about a couple surviving failed levees, bungling bureaucrats, and their own troubled past and a portrait of a community abandoned long before Hurricane Katrina hit.
“Becoming” also picks up where that story left off by following her on the 34-city tour that she undertook while promoting her book.
“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. 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,” Michelle Obama said in a statement.