American Factory – In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire 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.
Q-tips say: Billionaire from “communist” China buys former GM plant and pays workers less than what McDonald’s pays. Evidence that capitalism victimizes workers across the planet. Race relations seem to be a recurring theme, but one the filmmakers refuse to address head-on.