Machines (Hindi) by Rahul Jain

(Blu-ray/DVD/Docu/Hindi/2017/71mins) | Dir. Rahul Jain

27-May-2018 | 04:00 PM | Gulmohar

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.

Production: Rahul Jain, Thanassis Karathanos, Iikka Vehkalahti

Screenplay: Rahul Jain

Cinematography: Rodrigo Trejo Villanueva

Editing: Yaël Bitton, Rahul Jain

Sound: Susmit, Bob‘ Nath

Festivals: Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US 2018 - Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film and Cinematography, CPH:DOX 2017, DocAviv Film Festival 2017, International Documentary Association 2017 - Winner of Best Cinematography,Mumbai Film Festival 2017 - Silver Gateway, Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba International Film Festival 2017 - Winner of Best Film, Sundance Film Festival 2017 - Winner of Cinematography Award - World Cinema - Documentary,Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2017 - Winner FIPRESCI Prize & Special Jury Award in International Competition, Winner of Human Values Award for Best Film, Zurich Film Festival 2017 - Winner of Golden Eye for Best International Documentary Film

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