The documentary maker who invoked Karl Marx during her Oscars acceptance speech by saying ‘workers of the world unite’ was previously nominated for an Academy Award for a film about communism.
Julia Reichert, who is battling terminal cancer, took to the Dolby Theater stage in Hollywood on Sunday to accept the award for Best Documentary for American Factory, which is the first film to be released by Barack and Michelle Obama’s new production company Higher Ground.
Her speech was among the many political statements of the evening.
‘Our film is from Ohio and China. ‘But it really could be from anywhere that people put on a uniform, punch a clock, trying to make their families have a better life.
American Factory was produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s new venture, Higher Ground.
The former president congratulated the filmmakers on Twitter after their win on Sunday night.