India/Germany/Finland, 2016, 75 min
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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. Jain tells a story of inequality, oppression and the huge divide between rich, poor and the perspectives of both.
- Director Bio
- Festivals And Awards
Rahul Jain is from New Delhi and grew up grew up in the Himalayas. He recently graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Film and Video from the California Institute of The Arts and is presently pursuing a Writing M.A in Aesthetics and Politics. He is interested in distance, otherness and the everyday. Machines is the debut production of Rahul Jain.
IDFA 2016. Special Jury Award - Sundance 2017. Hot Docs 2017. CPH:DOX 2017. Documenta Madrid 2017. Docs Barcelona 2017. Doc Aviv 2017. Docpoint Talinn 2017. Docs Against Gravity FF 2017.
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