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Machines (12A)

21 May

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Director Rahul Jain presents an intimate portrayal of life and work in a gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India. Since the 1960s, western India has undergone unprecedented, unregulated industrialisation, exemplified in its numerous textile factories. Machines examines only one of these factories, while at the same time representing the thousands of labourers working, living and suffering in an environment they can hardly escape from. With strong visual language, memorable images and carefully selected interviews with the workers themselves, Jain tells a story of inequality and oppression, humans and machines.

£5.50 ticketsFri 19 May (14.10) 

Mechanical spectacle and human pain make surprisingly complementary subjects in Rahul Jain's composed, immersive Indian factory tour.

  • Director Rahul Jain
  • Running time 1h15m
  • Certification 12A: infrequent strong language
  • Country India/Germany/Finland
  • Year of production 2016
  • Language Hindi and English with English subtitles
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