What is the meaning of verb 'look at' in 'The documentary American Factory looks at'?

The documentary American Factory looks at a former American automobile factory now operating as a Chinese business.

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  • examines, journalistic usage.
    – Lambie
    Feb 4, 2020 at 23:21

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In this context, "looks at" has a meaning part-way between "shows" and "investigates". This meaning is close to the meaning of "looks into".

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