Michelle Obama documentary ‘Becoming’ announced by Netflix


Former First Lady Michelle Obama is the focus of a new documentary heading to Netflix, Becoming is about to give viewers an intimate look at her life.

Becoming follows former First Lady Michelle Obama as she tours the country after her best-selling novel was released. The documentary shows a rare and up-close look at her life as she travels across the country to 34 different cities.

The film focuses on the changes in her life following living in the White House with her husband, as well as the continued impact she has on communities. It will be released on Netflix next week on May 6, 2020.

The documentary was directed by Nadia Hallgren, produced by Katy Chevigny, Marilyn Ness, and Lauren Cioffi. Maureen A. Ryan served as co-producer on the project while Priya Swaminathan, Tonia Davis served as executive producers. Becoming is a Higher Ground Productions and Big Mouth Productions film.

Michelle Obama released a note along with the announcement of the documentary that stated, “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.”

The former first lady also noted that she hopes people will be able to find joy and respite in the documentary during these hard times. She also backed the director of the film, saying that Nadia Hallgren is a “rare talent.”

“Even in hard times, maybe especially in hard times, our stories help cement our values and strengthen our connections,” Obama added in her note. “Sharing them shows us the way forward. I love and miss you all.”

Watch the trailer for Michelle Obama’s documentary Becoming below:

Will you watch ‘Becoming’ on Netflix?

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