MACHINE

Supported by IVFT

Synopsis

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.

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Awards
Sundance Film Festival 2017 – Cinematography Award (Won)
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2017 – FIPRESCI Prize – International Competition (Won)
Human Values Award – Best Film – Rahul Jain Director (Won)
Special Jury Award – International Competition  – Rahul Jain Director (Won)

Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival (Won)
Artistic Contribution Award – Best Film  Rahul Jain Director (Won)

Directed by Rahul Jain
Running Time: 1h11min
Year of Release: 2016
Country: India
Language: English subs