Becoming Trailer: Netflix Offers Us A Glimpse Into Michelle Obama’s Life
The trailer of Becoming, a Netflix documentary based on the life of Michelle Obama is out and it is everything that we expected. Former First lady of the US, Obama is one of the most inspiring female figures across the globe. Millions of young girls and women look up to her, and that is perhaps why this documentary film is so awaited.
The documentary chronicles Michelle’s life before her husband Barack Obama became the first African-American president of the US, her tenure as the First Lady and the 34-city tour that she went on to promote her blockbuster memoir of the same name.
In the trailer, Obama says, “So little of who I am happened in those eight years…So much more of who I was, happened before,” and that sums up what one can expect from this documentary, which is directed by Nadia Hallgren.
“There are millions of Michelle and Barack Obamas all over the world,” Obama narrates.
- The trailer for Former First Lady of the US Michelle Obama’s documentary Becoming is out.
- It narrates Michelle’s journey from the South side of Chicago to the White House.
- The documentary will also focus on her 34-city tour to promote her memoir by the same name.
- The Netflix documentary has been directed by Nadia Hallgren.
Obama’s memoir Becoming became one of the best-selling books of all time within six months of its release. “I’m excited to share that on May 6, Netflix will release BECOMING, a documentary directed by Nadia Hallgren that shares the stories of the amazing people I met after the release of my memoir. During this difficult time, I hope you’ll find some inspiration and joy in this film,” Obama wrote in a tweet.
I’m excited to share that on May 6, @Netflix will release BECOMING, a documentary directed by Nadia Hallgren that shares the stories of the amazing people I met after the release of my memoir. During this difficult time, I hope you’ll find some inspiration and joy in this film. pic.twitter.com/fqsIbhXYeL
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) April 27, 2020
In the trailer, Obama is seen speaking with young women from across the United States. We also catch a glimpse of her high school guidance counsellor describing how Obama went on to break down barriers and become the woman she is today.
Obama’s rise from the working-class community to become not only an influential public figure but a loved one for that, was indeed a story waiting to be told. During one interview with Variety, Obama commented, “I have been at probably every powerful table there is in the world… I am coming down from the mountaintop to tell every young person that is poor and working-class and has been told, regardless of the color of your skin, that you don’t belong, ‘Don’t listen to them!”
The documentary also focuses on her early childhood in the working-class South Side of Chicago to becoming one of the most inspiring political voices of our time.
Marry your equal
Obama is one of the few first ladies of the US who are as popular as their husbands, if not more. Reflecting on equality in a marriage, at the Essence Festival, during a keynote conversation with CBS anchor Gayle King, Michelle said, “Marriage is a choice you make every day; you don’t do it because it’s easy. You do it because you believe in it. You believe in the other person. And ladies and gentleman, that’s why it’s so important to marry somebody that you respect.” Read more on this here.
Infact while on the tour to promote her book, Michelle was in New York, where she had emphasised further on the lack of equality in marriages and how that needs to change. “Marriage still ain’t equal, y’all. It ain’t equal. And I tell women that it’s not equal—that whole ‘so you can have it all’? Nope, not at the same time. That’s a lie. And it’s not always enough to lean in, because that shit doesn’t work all the time. … I’m back. I thought we were at home, y’all. I was gettin’ real comfortable up in here. But I’m back now. But sometimes, that STUFF doesn’t work. So oftentimes, it’s not equal, and you feel a bit resentful about it. And so then it’s time to go to marriage counseling,” said she.
In January this year, Michelle won a Grammy award in the spoken-word category for the audio edition of her memoir.
The one hour 29 minutes long documentary will debut on Netflix tomorrow.
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