Machines - Poster


Machines (2016)

Moving through the corridors and bowels of an enormous and disorientating structure, the camera takes the viewer on a descent down to a dehumanized place of physical labor and intense hardship. This gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India might just as well be the decorum for a 21st century Dante’s Inferno.” –Dogwoof

District Grade:C+
District Category:Worth It
Sub-Genres:People, Industry, Life
Run Time:71 Mins
The District Categories: Niche (worth the watch for those interested in the topic), Worth It (worth your time), Classic (one of the best examples of the documentary genre), Skip It (not worth your time)

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With strong visual language, memorable images and carefully selected interviews of the workers themselves, Jain tells a story of inequality, oppression and the huge divide between rich, poor and the perspectives of both.” –Dogwoof


The District’s Quick Hits

Awards:International Documentary Association (Best Cinematography), Mumbai Film Festival (Silver Gateway), Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival (Best Film), Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema – Documentary), Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (International Competition, Best Film), Zurich Film Festival (Best International Documentary Film)
Where To Stream:Hulu
Rotten Tomatoes Score ™:93% (Tomatometer), 92% (Audience)
Director:Rahul Jain
Starring: N/A
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71 Minutes
Worth It
Final Grade: C+
Now Streaming On: Hulu ($)


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