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Rahul Jain, Machines, 2016

Machines

19 May 201718 Jun 2017

This film will be showing exclusively at the ICA during the first week of screenings in central London.

Exploring the human cost of mass production in our globalised world, Machines takes the viewer on a journey deep into the bowels of a vast and disorientating structure: a textile factory in Gujarat, India. Day and night its engines run; men operate machinery and dye intricately patterned fabrics in dim rooms; young children hunt through waste and work without time to rest.
 
Since the 1960s India has seen unprecedented, unregulated industrialisation. Through powerful interviews and vivid images, this film foregrounds the stories of its workers. Evoking the unrelenting rhythm of factory life, it lays bare the exploitation and hardship at the heart of contemporary capitalism.

Machines - Official trailer

Machines, dir. Rahul Jain, India/Germany 2016, 75 mins, Hindi/English with English subtitles

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