Marrying stunning visuals with social advocacy, Rahul Jain's debut documentary - winner of the Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival - takes audiences into the labyrinthine passages of an enormous textile factory in Gujarat, India.
Horrifying, heartbreaking, stunning, must-see documentary that gives an inside view the workers of a massive sweatshop textile factory in India. Low wages, unsafe working conditions, 12-hour shifts, child labor, calloused, uncaring managers, all the worst elements of third-world worker exploitation is exposed for the world to see. And it is a fascinating but terrible sight indeed. You will be stunned, amazed, angered, saddened, and hopefully filled with compassion for these poor souls who work long 12-hour shifts, only to earn 210 rupees, the equivalent of about $3.25 USD. Not a livable wage, not a livable life. But this IS the life they live. Watch the movie and be thankful for all of the labor laws and worker's rights that we enjoy but so often take for granted in the Western World.
I want to see this and god willing make change in the world to help these beautiful people. With an opened mind and some thought, I bet you can imagine beautiful images of how unselfish intellectuals constantly designing a better world could flip our world on its head and begin the most seismic shift ever in the history of our world.
Beautifully shot and told doc. You know it has to be good if in this PC film festival world and especially Sundance film festival world if was nominated for Grand Jury Prize even though it was directed by a man, shot by a man, and was only about men. The DP won the Sundance best cinematography award but since he is Mexican they let a man win it. It did an amazing job despite sporadic experience in feature films.