WFTV Online: In conversation with Nadia Hallgren,

Director & DOP, Becoming

In celebration of Black History Month, please join us for a conversation with Nadia Hallgren, Director and Cinematographer of the Michelle Obama documentary, Becoming, hosted by Anna Hall.

Becoming, now available to watch on Netflix, offers a unique insight into the life and work of former First Lady Michelle Obama. This feature length film goes behind the scenes with her, as she embarks on a 34-city book tour. It features footage from her travels, appearances on talk shows and her time in the White House as First Lady. The documentary is partly based on her memoir of the same name.

See the trailer here. Watch the documentary on Netflix here.



Filmmaker & Cinematographer

Nadia Hallgren

Nadia Hallgren is an award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer from The Bronx, New York. She directed the Emmy Award-nominated documentary Becoming (2020) and received nominations for Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program and Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program. In 2019, her documentary short, After Maria, was shortlisted for an Academy Award.


Hallgren’s work has won a special Jury Prize at SXSW, Webby Award and numerous Sundance Awards.


Creative Director & Executive Producer, Candour Productions

Anna Hall

Anna has been making films for over 20 years. She’s been nominated for six BAFTAS and is the only woman ever to be nominated in two consecutive years for the BAFTA CRAFT Best Factual Director Award. Best known for her 17-year enquiry into gang grooming, she broke the CSE (child sexual exploitation) story in 2004 with her first feature length doc Edge of the City for Channel 4 and continues to cover hard-hitting stories.


Last year she made The Family Secret for Channel 4 which was nominated for best single doc this year at the BAFTAs and is currently on the Grierson single doc shortlist.

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