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29th Apr 2020

Becoming – People are already buzzing for the new documentary coming to Netflix next month

Sarah Finnan


The Netflix original documentary, Becoming, will hit the streaming platform early next month.

Set to hit Netflix on May 6th, Becoming is a new documentary that promises to give viewers an intimate look into the life of the former First Lady, Michelle Obama. Offering a “rare and up-close” look at her personal life, the documentary follows Michelle as she embarks on a 34-city book tour of the USA to promote her memoir of the same name.

Directed by Nadia Hallgren, according to Netflix, the footage highlights “the power of community to bridge our divides and the spirit of connection that comes when we openly and honestly share our stories”.

Revealing the news on Twitter, Michelle hopes that people will find “inspiration and joy” in the film.

In a note to the public, Michelle later added:

“It’s hard these days to feel grounded or hopeful, but I hope that like me, you’ll find joy and a bit of respite in what Nadia has made. Because she’s a rare talent, someone whose intelligence and compassion for others comes through in every frame she shoots. Most importantly, she understands the meaning of community, the power of community, and her work is magically able to depict it.

As many of you know, I’m a hugger. My whole life, I’ve seen it as the most natural and equalizing gesture one human can make toward another — the easiest way of saying, “I’m here for you.” And this is one of the toughest parts of our new reality: Things that once felt simple — going to see a friend, sitting with someone who is hurting, embracing someone new — are now not simple at all.

But I’m here for you. And I know you are here for one another. Even as we can no longer safely gather or feed off the energy of groups, even as many of us are living with grief, loneliness, and fear, we need to stay open and able to put ourselves in other people’s shoes. Empathy is our lifeline here. It’s what will get us to the other side. Let’s use it to redirect our attention toward what matters most, reconsider our priorities, and find ways to better remake the world in the image of our hopes.”

People are already excited for the documentary to hit Netflix, scurrying to finish her book ahead of its premiere. Have a sneak peek of the preview below.

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