Machines

Director Rahul Jain presents an intimate, observantly portrayal of the rhythm of life and work in a gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India. 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 industrialisation, 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.

Grosses

Domestic (67.8%)
$9,710
Summary Details
DistributorKino Lorber
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Opening$2,838
1 theaters
Running Time1 hr 11 min
GenresDocumentary
In Release149 days/21 weeks
Widest Release1 theater
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Aug 11-1389$2,838-1-$2,838$4,5301
Sep 22-24118$558-1-$558$7,5827
Oct 13-15129$121-1-$121$8,53010
Oct 20-22127$410+238.8%1-$410$8,94011
Nov 17-19113$84-1-$84$9,71015