The Obamas Are About to Produce Your New Favourite Netflix Shows and Movies
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Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have been keeping busy after leaving the White House. Besides taking luxurious vacations, unveiling their portraits at the Smithsonian, and thinking about moving to the Upper East Side, they're planning on turning their attention to a creative outlet. For their latest project, the couple is working with Netflix to produce shows and films. Netflix first announced the official partnership with a Tweet that reads: "President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features."
The couple created their own production company called "Higher Ground Productions," which they intend to use to call attention to many of the issues that were important during the former president's eight years in office, according to the New York Times. “One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience," former president Obama said in a statement. "That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix—we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world."
It's not yet clear exactly what kind of content the power couple will produce, but you can expect to hear some inspiring stories. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos says the Obamas "are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better," CNBC reports.
While you wait for uplifting and stimulating content from the Obamas, here are 5 thought-provoking documentaries to stream on Netflix today.