'American Factory' Takes A Local Look At Global Capitalism

'American Factory' Takes A Local Look At Global Capitalism
This Nov. 28, 2018 file photo shows Clifford Goff, a bezel assembler, transferring a front end of a General Motors Chevrolet Cruze during assembly at Jamestown Industries, in Youngstown, Ohio. The new documentary "American Factory" explores deindustrialization in the Midwest and the economic rise of China through the lens of a formerly abandoned General Motors plant near Dayton, Ohio. Tony Dejak / Associated Press
'American Factory' Takes A Local Look At Global Capitalism
This Nov. 28, 2018 file photo shows Clifford Goff, a bezel assembler, transferring a front end of a General Motors Chevrolet Cruze during assembly at Jamestown Industries, in Youngstown, Ohio. The new documentary "American Factory" explores deindustrialization in the Midwest and the economic rise of China through the lens of a formerly abandoned General Motors plant near Dayton, Ohio. Tony Dejak / Associated Press

'American Factory' Takes A Local Look At Global Capitalism

American Factory  takes viewers to a formerly abandoned General Motors plant near Dayton, Ohio as it’s bought by a Chinese manufacturing company called Fuyao. The film starts as the plant reopens, with local workers on the production lines under Chinese supervisors.

Reset spoke with the film's co-director about how she explored the deindustrialization of the Midwest, the decline of American unions and the realities facing the global working class through the lens of one Ohio factory.

GUEST: Julia Reichert, co-director of American Factory