Michelle Obama é a protagonista de um novo documentário da Netflix. O anuncio foi feito esta segunda-feira pela plataforma de streaming, que indicou que a produção segue os passos da ex-primeira-dama dos Estados Unidos durante a tournée do lançamento do seu livro de memórias.

Intitulado Becoming (A Minha História, em português), o documentário estará disponível na plataforma de streaming a partir de 6 de maio.

A estreia é última parceria da família Obama com a gigante do audiovisual depois do lançamento de “American Factory”, no último ano, que arrecadou o Óscar na categoria de Melhor Documentário.

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I’m excited to let you know that on May 6, @Netflix will release BECOMING, a documentary film directed by Nadia Hallgren that looks at my life and the experiences I had while touring following the release of my memoir. 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. I treasure the memories and that sense of connection now more than ever, as we struggle together to weather this pandemic, as we care for our loved ones, and cope with loss, confusion, and uncertainty. 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. As many of you know, I’m a hugger. My whole life, I’ve seen it as the most natural and equalizing gesture one human can make toward another—the easiest way of saying, “I’m here for you.” And this is one of the toughest parts of our new reality: Things that once felt simple—going to see a friend, sitting with someone who is hurting, embracing someone new—are now not simple at all. But I’m here for you. And I know you are here for one another. Even as we can no longer safely gather we need to stay open and able to put ourselves in other people’s shoes. Empathy is our lifeline here. Let’s use it to redirect our attention toward what matters most, and find ways to better remake the world in the image of our hopes. Even in hard times, our stories help cement our values and strengthen our connections. Sharing them shows us the way forward. I love and miss you all. #IAmBecoming

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Michelle Obama escreveu no Twitter que a produção “conta as histórias das pessoas maravilhosas que conheci após o lançamento do meu livro de memórias” e que espera neste “neste momento difícil” que os espetadores encontrem “alguma inspiração e alegria com o documentário”.

O livro, que tem o mesmo nome da produção para o Netflix, vendeu mais de dois milhões de cópias nos Estados Unidos em apenas duas semanas, na altura do seu lançamento, em 2018.

A tournée percorreu 34 cidades ao longo de vários meses, na qual Michelle Obama esteve acompanhada por Nadia Hallgren, que se estreia na realização.

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