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Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' documentary lands on Netflix

The feature-length film follows the former First Lady of The United States as she toured with her autobiography

By Clodagh Meaney

Michelle Obama's Becoming documentary has landed on Netflix today.

The surprise feature-length film offers a behind the scenes look at the former First Lady of the United States as she toured with her best-selling autobiography.

Featuring her family and friends, Michelle also opens up about her final day in the White House to Oprah Winfrey.

Gayle King and Tracee Ellis Ross also feature.

The Netflix original was produced in partnership with Higher Ground Productions, a production company owned by Michelle, and husband Barack Obama.

Boasting an all-female production team, the film is directed by Nadia Hallgren.

The autobiography which was released in 2018 has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, Becoming even won a Grammy for the audiobook in the spoken word album category.

The book delves into Michelle's childhood into her teen years and adulthood where she worked as a lawyer before meeting her husband. The story also covers their romance, their marriage and the years leading up to Barack's eventual election.

Last year, Michelle's husband and former President of The United States announced that he was "at the tail end" of penning his own memoir.

In 2008, the power couple became the first African-American President and First Lady of the United States.

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