November 27, 2017, 7:30 P.M.
The Michelle & Kevin Douglas IMAX Theater, Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC), 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Outside the Box [Office] and Kino Lorber invite you and a guest to attend a special screening of
Directed by Rahul Jain
Produced by Rahul Jain and Thanassis Karathanos
Followed by a Q&A with Rahul Jain
7:30 P.M. on Monday, November 27th, 2017
The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre
The Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC)
3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
World Premiere: IDFA main competition, 2016
U.S.Premiere: Sundance Film Festival 2017
World Cinema Documentary Competition
WINNER: Sundance Film Festival 2017
Special Jury Award for Excellence in Cinematography, World Cinema Documentary
A visually compelling look behind the doors of a textile factory in India, exploring the meaning of modern day labor, exploitation and the human cost of mass production in our globalized world.
Moving through the corridors and bowels of the enormous and disorientating structure, the camera takes the viewer on a journey to a place of dehumanising physical labor and intense hardship, provoking cause for thought about persistent pre-industrial working conditions and the huge divide between first world and developing countries. Since the 1960s the area of Sachin in western India has undergone unprecedented, unregulated industrialization, exemplified in its numerous textile factories. Machines portraits only one of these factories, while at the same time representing the thousands of labourers working, living and suffering in an environment they can't escape without unity. With strong visual language, memorable images and carefully selected interviews of the workers themselves, Jain tells a story of inequality and oppression, humans and machines.
Provided courtesy of Kino Lorber. Not rated. Running time: 71 minutes.
About the Guest
RAHUL JAIN (Director, Producer)
Rahul Jain is from New Delhi but grew up in the Himalayas. He recently graduated with a Bachelors of 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.
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The Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC) is located at 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007. We recommend parking in the Shrine Auditorium lot on 32nd Street, across from RZC.
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