Netflix Goes On Tour With Michelle Obama in Becoming
“I crave some experiences with young people,” Michelle Obama says at the outset of the trailer for Becoming, a new documentary from director Nadia Hallgren that focuses on the former First Lady’s life. “Through the community events, the tour could do a great job of giving me a little taste of it,” she continues. Then we find ourselves with Obama in a room full of young women. One asks her how it feels to finally be back to her “normal life” after it got “interrupted” by her 8-years in the White House. The room erupts into laughter. The young woman corrects her wording, but Obama tells her it’s okay. “You can say it,” the former First Lady says, and you can feel the joy in the room that these young women are experiencing being with someone who is both a role model and so easy to talk to.
Becoming follows Obama as she heads out on a 34-city tour at a moment of profound change, for both the country and herself. Yet there is an immense sense of calm and even, yes, hope, listening to Michelle Obama talk about trying to figure out what her life might look like going forward. Here’s what she had to say about the film:
These days, it can be hard to feel grounded or hopeful—but the connections I’ve made with people across America and around the world remind me that empathy can truly be a lifeline. And its power is on full display in Nadia’s film. https://t.co/9QKmZ66Vtn #IAmBecoming
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) April 27, 2020
Check out the first look below. Becoming will be available on Netflix on May 6.
Here’s the official synopsis from 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.
Featured image: Michelle Obama in BECOMING. Cr. NETFLIX © 2020 Netflix