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Release Date: August 9th, 2017

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 11 min

Plot Summary
A portrait of daily life of the workers in an Indian textile factory, revealing its beauty as well as its shameful working conditions.

Director: Rahul Jain

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Pallas Film

Distributors: Kino Lorber

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Rahul Jain’s film conveys with revelatory force the mechanization of people in an industrialized milieu. show more

  • Showing levels of controlled concentration and unfussy flair far beyond what may be expected from a "student film," Machines powerfully evokes the sights and sounds — and almost even the smells — of a sprawling, stygian textiles plant south of India's eighth-largest (but very seldom filmed) city, Surat. show more

  • A film so obedient to current academic fashions in both politics and cinema aesthetics that it ends up feeling both contrived and a bit dishonest. show more

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