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+ Panel Discussion led by Fashion Revolution
Dir. Rahul Jain. India/Germany/Finland, 75 mins, 2016.
- Tue 20 Jun: 7.30pm
A unique opportunity to delve into the hazardous, punishing heart of the global textile industry.
In an all-too-rare combination of artistic vision and social conscience Rajul Jain presents an exploration into the secret world of an enormous sweatshop in heavily industrualized Sachin, India. With rare access to the guarded environment of sweatshops, we move through the corridors and bowels of an enormous and disorientating textile factory, and descend down to a dehumanized place of physical labor and intense hardship.
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,
Following the film, members of the Fashion Revolution, MOOC and Dr Ian Cook, Associate Professor of Geography at University of Exeter will take part in a panel discussion about inequality, oppression, and the fashion industry.