Obamas to Produce Slate of Films for Netflix | The Washington Informer

Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions is producing for release on Netflix a feature film adaptation of author and Pulitzer Prize winner David W. Blight’s “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.”

Douglass, who died in 1895, escaped slavery and became a leading abolitionist, formative writer, stirring orator, statesman and photography theorist.

“We created Higher Ground to harness the power of storytelling. That’s why we couldn’t be more excited about these projects,” Barack Obama said in a statement. “Touching on issues of race and class, democracy and civil rights, and much more, we believe each of these productions won’t just entertain, but will educate, connect, and inspire us all.”