“American Factory” will follow “a Chinese billionaire (who) 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,” according to a description of the work in Variety magazine.
Bognar and Reichert were also the the makers of the successful HBO documentary “The Last Truck”. The pair has worked for several years on a new film about Fuyao Glass America — the company that revitalized the General Motors plant whose final days “The Last Truck” painstakingly explored. The Last Truck, released in 2009, was nominated for the Academy Award for “Best Documentary (short subject)” that year. (Another work, Music by Prudence, was the winner in the 2010 Academy Awards.)
Reichert, who is a three-time Oscar nominee, will be awarded the International Documentary Association’s Career Achievement Award for 2018 in Los Angeles next month.