Emily A. Callam
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This case study focuses on the 2019 documentary American Factory and examines the issues of race and culture through the ethical lens of social justice. The Academy Award-winning documentary directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar introduces viewers to the transition of a large factory in Dayton, Ohio, from General Motors Company to Fuyao Glass America, a Chinese company. The film attempts to capture an all-encompassing view of this transition as it depicts the effects it has on everyone from the CEO of the company to both American and Chinese workers on the factory floor. Lifestyles and workplace cultures clash as the productivity levels of those in the United States does not nearly reach that of China.
Chad E. Painter
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
"Race and Culture in American Factory: A Case Study" (2020). Stander Symposium Projects. 2036.