In the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant in Ohio’s Rust Belt, a Chinese billionaire opens a new auto glass factory, hiring a workforce of Americans and Chinese. Early days of hope and optimism are tested, and cultural differences threaten the initial optimism. Winner of the top award at the Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking and Outstanding Direction and Oscar-nominated for Best Documentary Feature.
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant (Directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, USA, 2009, 40 min.)
To the residents of Moraine, Ohio, General Motors was more than just a car company, it was the lifeblood of a community. Following GM’s 2008 decision to close the plant, workers look back at their careers, reminiscing about the opportunities, friendships, and pride that the factory had given them.