Former US first lady Michelle Obama's memoir, Becoming, after becoming one of the best-selling memoirs of all time, has now been turned into a documentary. To be released on Netflix on May 6, the documentary gives a peek into the book tour of the memoir.
According to Netflix, the movie directed by Nadia Hallgren, offers "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".
Obama’s 34-city book tour drew thousands of fans and admirers to sold-out arenas.
“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. “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”.
She also took to Twitter and Instagram to announce the documentary, tweeting: "I’m excited to share that on May 6, @Netflix will release BECOMING, a documentary directed by Nadia Hallgren that shares the stories of the amazing people I met after the release of my memoir. During this difficult time, I hope you’ll find some inspiration and joy in this film."
I’m excited to share that on May 6, @Netflix will release BECOMING, a documentary directed by Nadia Hallgren that shares the stories of the amazing people I met after the release of my memoir. During this difficult time, I hope you’ll find some inspiration and joy in this film. pic.twitter.com/fqsIbhXYeL— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) April 27, 2020
In the documentary, Obama also shares about how her life changed forever since her husband Barack Obama served two terms in the White House. It gives viewers a glimpse of life during those eight years.