Becoming (2020)

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Michelle Obama and Conan O’Brien speaking with high school juniors from across Milwaukee. (Mar 16, 2019) Photo by Isaac Palmisano

Shuling Yong was the lead location sound recordist on the feature length documentary film Becoming, directed by Nadia Hallgren and produced by Marilyn Ness and Katy Chevigny.



An intimate look into the life of former First Lady Michelle Obama during a moment of profound change, not only for her personally but for the country she and her husband served over eight impactful years in the White House. BECOMING offers a rare and up-close look at her life, taking viewers behind the scenes as she embarks on a 34-city tour that highlights the power of community to bridge our divides and the spirit of connection that comes when we openly and honestly share our stories.

World Premiere: Netflix 2020

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Director: Nadia Hallgren
Producer (produced by): Marilyn Ness, Katy Chevigny
Producer: Lauren Cioffi
Co-Producer: Maureen A. Ryan
Executive Producer: Priya Swaminathan, Tonia Davis
Additional Field Producer: Maggie Bowman, Sara Dosa, Johanna Hamilton
Associate Producer: Hayley Goodrich, Simon Mendes
Supervising Producer: Jillian Ellis
Editor: Aaron Wickenden, Erin Casper, Nathan Punwar
Location Sound Recordist: Shuling Yong
For full crew list, see here.

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Michelle Obama sat down with young people from the Gila River Indian Community in Chandler, Arizona, home to the Akimel O’otham and Pee Posh tribes. (Feb 12, 2019) Photo by Isaac Palmisano

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