Former US first lady Michelle Obama took to Twitter to share the trailer of her upcoming Netflix documentary Becoming, on Monday. “This is me, unplugged for the first time,” she says in the brief trailer.
The Netflix film, which is an extension of her memoir and shares the title, chronicles her journey from being a girl growing up in the south side of Chicago to the woman she is today. In the beginning of the trailer, she says: "I am from the South Side of Chicago. That tells you as much about me as you need to know."
Becoming, which debuts on Netflix on Wednesday, is produced by Higher Gorund Productions- the company founded by the Obamas. The trailer captures snippets of her personal and public life, right from her special moments with her parents, life in the White House, and the adorable bond with husband and former US president Barack Obama. Besides this, the film, like the book, is expected to take the viewer into her journey of instilling hope and positivity in the lives of Americans, particularly young girls of colour whom she inspired to dream big.
Quoting her mother's saying, Michelle says: "Michelle and Barack Obama aren't special. There are millions of Michelle and Barack Obamas all over the world."
I’m thrilled to give you a sneak peek of BECOMING before it premieres on Netflix on May 6. This movie tells my story, from my childhood on the South Side of Chicago to my life today—and it celebrates the powerful stories of the people I met along the way. #IAmBecoming pic.twitter.com/jXqGTMRIZc— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) May 4, 2020
According to Netflix, the movie directed by Nadia Hallgren, gives a peek into the book tour of the memoir.
“Those months I spent travelling—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 said. “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,” she was quoted as saying in a CBS News report.