Machines: Film Screening at Chatham House
Looking forward to being on the panel for the Q&A after the film screening tomorrow night of Machines at Chatham House the film screening tomorrow of Machines at Chatham House in London.
Machines, winner of the Sundance Award for Cinematography, offers an insight into the life of workers in a textile factory in Gujarat, India. It details the intense toil, physical labour, and suffering that these individuals endure to produce garments for the international market. The documentary raises difficult issues of inequality, oppression and the dark-side of capitalism, asking the viewer to question their own role in this cycle of globalised supply and demand for consumer goods.The screening will be followed a Q&A discussion, placing some of the themes raised by the documentary into a wider conversation looking at the rights of the worker, the human cost of mass production and the need for better regulation of these industries worldwide.