Michelle Obama Documentary ‘Becoming’ Gets Netflix Premiere Date

Michelle Obama Becoming (Credit: Netflix)

A documentary chronicling Michelle Obama’s book tour promoting her 2018 memoir “Becoming” will be released next week on Netflix, the former first lady announced Monday.

“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,” Obama wrote on Instagram. “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.”

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Netflix shared a clip of the documentary from Nadia Hallgren, which is also titled Becoming.

The streamer described the film as “an intimate look into the life of former First Lady Michelle Obama during a moment of profound change, not only for her personally but for the country she and her husband served over eight impactful years in the White House. The film offers a rare and up-close look at her life, taking viewers behind the scenes as she embarks on a 34-city tour that highlights the power of community to bridge our divides and the spirit of connection that comes when we openly and honestly share our stories.”

The doc is the third joint production between Netflix and the Obamas’ Higher Ground Productions. American Factory, a documentary about a Chinese billionaire who opened a glass factory in a former General Motors plant in Ohio, was the first release and it won an Academy Award earlier this year.

Becoming will be released on Wednesday, May 6.