The documentary “Becoming” doesn’t cover the book, instead her tour promoting the book.

Last week, Michelle Obama tweeted the announcement of the documentary film based on experiences she encountered after writing her memoir, “Becoming.”

“I’m excited to share that on May 6, Netflix will release BECOMING,” Obama tweeted Monday. During this difficult time, I hope you’ll find some inspiration and joy in this film.

The documentary is directed by Nadia Hallgren, and will “share the stories of the amazing people I met after the release of my memoir,” Obama continued.

“Becoming,” Obama’s memoir, was released in the fall of 2018 and quickly became the bestselling hardcover book of that year. To date, it has sold more than 10 million copies, according to the book’s publisher Penguin Random House.

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In her tweet announcing the documentary, Obama shared a clip from the film, in which she is shown discussing various topics with young women at an event in Philadelphia. One young woman asks the former first lady what her life is like now, post-White House. Obama answers she is still trying to figure out what her path will be.

“So little of who I am happened in those eight years,” Obama says of her time as first lady. “So much more of who I was happened before.”

“Those months I spent traveling—meeting and connecting with people in cities across the globe—drove home the idea that what we share in common is deep and real and can’t be messed with. In groups large and small, young and old, unique and united, we came together and shared stories, filling those spaces with our joys, worries, and dreams. We processed the past and imagined a better future. In talking about the idea of ‘becoming,’ many of us dared to say our hopes out loud.”

She went on to sing the director’s praise saying, “It’s hard these days to feel grounded or hopeful, but I hope that like me, you’ll find joy and a bit of respite in what Nadia has made. Because she’s a rare talent, someone whose intelligence and compassion for others comes through in every frame she shoots. Most importantly, she understands the meaning of community, the power of community, and her work is magically able to depict it.”

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