Unorthodocs - Machines
Film

Unorthodocs: Machines

Mon 23 Apr 2018
19.00 - 21.00
£10.00 / £8.00 concessions

Concession price tickets apply to over 60s, teachers, tutors, disabled, students, 12-16 year olds and registered unwaged. You will need to bring relevant ID to verify your status. 

Screening Room
South Wing

With rare access to the guarded world of sweatshops, Rahul Jain brings us into one of the thousands of textile mills in heavily industrialized Sachin, India. 

Moving through the corridors and bowels of an enormous and disorientating structure, the camera takes the viewer on a descent down to a dehumanised place of physical labour and intense hardship. This gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India might just as well be the decorum for a 21st century Dante’s Inferno. 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 of the workers themselves, Jain tells a story of inequality, oppression and the huge divide between rich, poor and the perspectives of both.

Machines - Official Trailer

Celebrating documentary at its most remarkable, innovative and provocative, we present the fifth annual series of Unorthodocs; a programme of award winning, internationally acclaimed documentaries. These are tales that triumphantly defy convention. 

The series is curated by film producers and Somerset House residents Dartmouth Films.

All films are followed by a discussion and Q&A.