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 Jeff Reichert, from left, Julia Reichert, and Steven Bognar, winners of the award for best documentary feature for "American Factory", pose in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
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The Netflix film about the Dayton auto glass plant run by a Chinese company was honored with The Oscar for best feature-length documentary.

The latest documentary from Yellow Springs filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar has been nominated for an Academy Award.

The film American Factory follows the rebirth and transformation of the former General Motors Assembly plant in Moraine into Chinese-owned Fuyao Glass America.

Dayton's Reinvention

Mar 27, 2013

10:00 The city of Dayton, Ohio was once a bustling metropolis. It was home to the Wright brothers and the aerospace industry; it manufactured everything from typewriters to textiles to polonium. But the Gem City started falling on hard economic times in the 1980s. In this hour, we'll talk to Dayton residents who have documented the city's struggle in a very creative way, and participated in its remarkable resurgence. Guests

The academy award nominated documentary film about the closing of a GM truck and SUV assembly plant in Moraine, Ohio, The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant, with the filmmaker Julia Reichert and former GM autoworker Paul “Popeyeâ€? Hurst.