A documentary feature about former First lady Michelle Obama, will start streaming worldwide on Netflix from May 6.
The documentary shares its title with Michelle Obama’s best-selling 2018 memoir “Becoming”. It also shares some history of her life, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Also, the documentary is the feature directorial debut of cinematographer Nadia Hallgren. She is known for her work on “Trouble the Water”.
It is about an indie couple surviving failed levees, bungling bureaucrats. And also, their own troubled past and a portrait of a community abandoned long before Hurricane Katrina hit.
“Becoming” picks up where that story left off. From 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,” she stated.
She also addressed the Pandemic situation.
“It’s hard these days to feel grounded or hopeful, but I hope that like me, you’ll find joy and a bit of respite in what Nadia has made. Because she’s a rare talent, someone whose intelligence and compassion for others comes through in every frame she shoots.
“Most importantly, she understands the meaning of community, the power of community, and her work is magically able to depict it” .