Sasha and Malia Obama gave a rare interview in Michelle Obama’s new Netflix documentary Becoming.
The former first daughters, now in college, talk about their mom and how much her life has changed since the Obamas left the White House.
Malia says she’s happy Mrs. Obama is “no longer facing that same scrutiny” as when President Barack Obama was in office, according to Oprah Magazine.
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At another point in the documentary, the 21 year old tells her mom she’s making a difference in people’s lives.
“This has demonstrated, in a way, just, like, damn, those eight years weren’t for nothing, you know?” she says to Mrs. Obama. “You see that huge crowd out there? And that last speech you gave — people are here because people really believe in love and hope in other people.”
“I’m excited for her to be proud of what she’s done,” Sasha adds. “Because I think that that’s the most important thing for a human to do, is be proud of themselves.”
Becoming follows Obama on the book tour for her bestselling memoir by the same name.
Netflix says 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.
Becoming will be released on Wednesday, May 6.