Machines

Jain, Rahul
Publisher:  Jann Pictures; Pallas Film; IV Films
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Film/Video
Cx Number:  CX23037

The documentary captures the hardships and daily life of workers in a large textile factory in Gujarat, India. Director Jain takes the audience to a place of pre-industrial working conditions and dehumanizing labour that ultimately shows the huge divide between the first world and developing countries. Runtime: 75 min.

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Publisher's description:

Moving through the corridors and bowels of an enormous and disorientating structure, the camera takes the viewer on a descent down to a dehumanized place of physical labor and intense hardship. This gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India might just as well be the decorum for a 21st century Dante's Inferno. In his mind-provoking yet intimate portrayal, director Rahul Jain observes the life of the workers, the suffering and the environment they can hardly escape from. With strong visual language, memorable images and carefully selected interviews of the workers themselves, Jain tells a story of inequality, oppression and the huge divide between rich, poor and the perspectives of both.

"…My only satisfaction is that everyone dies. Even when the rich go, they leave the world with nothing…"

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