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Machines

Year
2016
Country
India-Germany-Finland
Duration
75’
Director
Rahul Jain

Moving through the corridors and bowels of an enormous and disorienting structure, the camera takes the viewer on a descent down to a dehumanized place of physical labor and intense hardship; a gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India. 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 with the workers themselves, Jain tells a story of inequality, oppression and the huge divide between rich, poor and the perspectives of both.

CREW
Director: Rahul Jain
Producer: Thanassis Karathanos
Operator: Rodrigo Trejo Villanuevo
Editor: Yael Bitton, Robert Fenz, Rahul Jain
Sound: Susmit ‘Bob’ Nath
Production
Jann Pictures, IV FILMS LTD., Pallas Film
Sales
Salma Abdalla, Autlook Filmsales, Tel.: +43 720 34 69 34, salma@autlookfilmsales.com
Awards
2017 - World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Excellence in Cinematography, Sundance Film Festival; 2017 – Human Values Award of the Hellenic parliament, Fipresci Award and the International Jury Award at Thessaloniki DFF
Director
Rahul Jain

Rahul Jain is from New Delhi and grew up grew up in the Himalayas. He recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 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 Rahul’s debut production.

Filmography

Selected: Machines (2016)

Blue Hall
Kyiv Cinema
vul. Velyka Vasylkivska, 19
By tickets
Wednesday
29 March 2017
17:00
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
Tempestad
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Tempestad
Year
2016
Country
México
Director
Tatiana Huezo
Duration
105
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The Dazzling Light of Sunset
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The Dazzling Light of Sunset
Year
2016
Country
Georgia, Germany
Director
Salomé Jashi
Duration
74
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Wrong Elements
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Wrong Elements
Year
2016
Country
France, Germany, Belgium
Director
Jonathan Littell
Duration
133
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I Am Not Your Negro
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I Am Not Your Negro
Year
2016
Country
France, USA, Belgium
Director
Raoul Peck
Duration
93
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