Previously at the ICA - Films

Rahul Jain, Machines, 2016

Frames of Representation: Machines + Q&A

21 Apr 2017

This screening is the UK premiere of Machines, and is followed by a Q&A with director Rahul Jain, hosted by festival curator and ICA Film Programmer Nico Marzano.

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

Frames of Representation 2017 Film Festival Trailer /// ICA

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Frames of Representation (FoR): New Visions for Documentary Cinema 2017 is presented in academic partnership with CHASE (Consortium for the Arts and Humanities South-East England)

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