Michelle Obama, former US first lady is having the filmed chronicles of her experiences while touring in 2019 promoting her best-selling autobiography Becoming, turned into a Netflix documentary.

It appears that Mrs Obama’s nationwide 30+ venue memoir tour for her chart-topping book Becoming, was the setting for the new documentary which is released on 6 May 2020. Promo shows exclusive behind the scenes filming during the trip, with intimate, must-see footage of Michelle’s tour experience.

Michelle tweeted: “I’m excited to share that on May 6, Netflix, will release BECOMING.” We’re excited too!

 

 

Michelle topped the 2018 Christmas book chart with Becoming, an intimate and inspirational memoir of her life. The book has already become a firm favourite among many Melan readers, along with its companion Becoming Journal which she encouraged people to: “… write down your experiences, thoughts, and feelings, in all their imperfections, and without judgment…. We don’t have to remember everything. But everything we remember has value.”

It’s all on record!

The Netflix Becoming documentary is about celebrating the power of community in building bridges and the depth of connection that comes with communicating openly and honestly about our stories.

Michelle said in a heartfelt note confirming the film:

“Those months I spent travelling, 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.”

Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama

“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, tend to our communities, and try to keep up with work and school while coping with huge amounts of loss, confusion, and uncertainty.”

Even in hard times, maybe especially 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.”

Michelle’s captured the moment, releasing this documentary during this time when we’re self-isolating, separated from friends and family.

“During this difficult time, I hope you’ll find some inspiration and joy in the film.”

“During this difficult time, I hope you’ll find some inspiration and joy in the film,” she tweeted.

And in an Instagram post, “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 [Hallgren, the director] has made….” Sounds like just what we need right now.

Award-winning Black female filmmaker and cinematographer, Nadia Hallgren has directed the documentary. This chronicling of her journey will be the third joint production between the Obama’s production company Higher Ground and Netflix. They got off to a sterling start with their first release, American Factory, which won an Oscar award for Best Doc.

We know this will be powerful!

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