Becoming is a Netflix documentary based on the memoir of former United States first lady Michelle Obama published in 2018, produced by the Obama’s entertainment company, Higher Ground and directed by Nadia Hallgren. If you didn’t read the book yet, then you should watch the 90-minute film about the inspiring life of Michelle Obama.
We learn more about how she experienced racism both at a young age and as a student at Harvard and Princeton, the painful moments of prejudice and scrutiny at the White House, and her compromises, contradictions, struggles and sacrifices. There are some moments of emotion and inspiration, showing the events that made her and how she believes honesty is key for progress.
Summary by Netflix: Becoming is 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.
Becoming started globally on Netflix on May 6. More info on this page. And don’t ever forget: ‘Your story is your power‘!