Updated: Mar 9
Courtesy of President Barack Obama and the flamboyant First Lady Michelle Obama, you’ll have a string of exciting content on Netflix.
Through their production company “Higher Ground Productions,” the duo signed a groundbreaking one-year deal in 2018.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, President Obama said, “We created Higher Ground to harness the power of storytelling.”
He also noted that the projects would touch on civil rights, democracy, class, race, and much more. The productions won’t only entertain viewers, but they will also inspire, connect, and educate everyone.
From Michelle Obama’s Becoming to the Oscar-nominated documentary American Factor, the Obama’s have brought many shows on Netflix since signing the mega-deal.
In February 2021, they have given us an entirely new slate, including a movie inspired by the book Exit West.
Some documentaries, TV shows, and movies to look forward to from Obama’s production company include:
The G Word with Adam Conover
This investigative comedy series is inspired by Michael Lewis’s 2018 intriguing book The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy. Hosted by Adam Conover, it showcases government complexity.
The TV series is based on the ongoing obituary column that goes by the same name. The anthology celebrates the legacy and life of people who famed newspapers didn’t report on their death.
Listen to your vegetables and eat your parents
After Mrs Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2020 and Let’s Move Initiative, food and healthy eating from the Obama’s shouldn’t come as a surprise.
The 30-minute show takes young kids and their families worldwide while giving them insight into the various foods.
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight will come to your living room in this feature film.
The story features Mohsin Hamid’s most acclaimed novel called Exit West. In this adaptation, one can travel far war from their present situation by encountering magic doors. The movie, which is part refugee tale, and part love story, is worth watching.
Waffles and Mochi
Michelle hosts the Kid’s cooking show with two puppets-Waffle and Mochi. While announcing out the show, she tweeted, “I’m excited for children and families all over to join us on our adventure as we discover, cook, and eat delicious meals from around the world.
This show will take you to the history of fashion in the post -WW11 New York City. It also highlights problems faced by people of color and women in the late 1940s and ’50s.
The Firekeeper’s Daughter
In an adaptation from Angelina Boulley YA novel, a young woman is forced to go undercover after witnessing a murder.
Ada Twist, Scientist
Preschoolers animated series as told in Andrea Beatty’s children’s books.
Great National Parks
Get to travel to some beautiful places in the United States through this nature documentary series.
The Young Wife
A movie created that leaves you in suspense.
The movie narrates how Nepali-Indian Sherpa became the first mountaineer to reach Mt Everest's peak in 1953.
A science-fiction show written by Ola Shokumbi.