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QUIZ: Are These Obama-Netflix Productions Real or Fake?

• May 1, 2019 2:48 pm

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It's been almost a year since former President Barack H. Obama, best known for being the predecessor to current President Donald J. Trump, signed a deal with Netflix rumored to be worth more than $50 million. This week, the production company founded by Obama and his wife, Michelle, finally gave the public a taste of some of the video projects they've been working on.

Higher Ground Productions has announced seven projects that are currently in the works for Netflix. Some of them are listed below. The rest are completely made up. Can you tell the difference? (Answers at the end.)

Enjoy!

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1) "Bean Tech," a documentary exploring how a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are revolutionizing the world of coffee production in developing countries.

 

2) "Do You Mind?" a documentary exploring "tales of remarkable success and monumental failures" in the U.S. mental health industry.

 

3) "American Factory," a documentary about life in an Ohio town where a Chinese billionaire opened a factory in a former General Motors plant and hired 2,000 people.

 

4) "Crip Camp," a documentary about the origins of the disability rights movement.

 

5) "With Me Till The End," a documentary series following a Honduran family's journey north to the American border. Produced by Sean Penn.

 

6) "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom," a film adaptation of the the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography by David W. Blight.

 

7) "Bigger Than My Body," a documentary about a group of plus-sized models struggling to "navigate the unrelenting standards of the fashion industry."

 

8) "Dreams From My President," a documentary examining a group of African-American young men who were in high school when Barack Obama was elected in 2008, and "the inspiring paths their lives have taken since."

 

9) "Vale Tudo," a Brazilian comedy about a working mom who grows frustrated with the sexist environment at her law firm and decides to become a mixed martial arts fighter.

 

10) "Bloom," a drama series set in post-World War II New York that explores the "barriers faced by women and by people of color in an era marked by hurdles but also tremendous progress." Produced by Callie Khouri, who wrote "Thelma & Louise."

 

11) "Withheld Consent," a drama series that takes place inside the "dreams and flashbacks of a sexual assault survivor."

 

12) "Everyone Poops," an adaptation of the best-selling children's book, produced in collaboration with Vox Media.

 

13) "Crusade," a feature-length drama about a gay Christian missionary who falls in love with his ISIS captor in Syria. Directed by Katheryn Bigelow.

 

14) "Listen To Your Vegetables And Eat Your Parents," a half-hour series for preschoolers that will "take young children and their families around the globe on an adventure that tells us the story of our food."

 

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ANSWERS

Real: 3, 4, 6, 10, 14

Fake: 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13