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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.

Other Titles
人間機械, Maskiner, Stakles, Μηχανές, Maskiner och människor, Maszyny, Masinarii
Running Time
1 hours 11 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Rahul Jain
Country
India, Finland, Germany
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Machines» (22)

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Nancy Mason

The final act of the War on Terror is finally happening and it's never going to be like the last eight years. This film tells the story of how the new reality of war is created by the technology and business of war and how it's able to affect everyone. The goal of the film is to show the world how the politicians, who control the world, react to the problems caused by the technology and use it to gain power. The film uses scenes from the previous 8 years and shows how the politicians are setting the stage for a new world order where the citizenry are no longer free. The technology is the new weapon of war and the governments use it to create fear, to create division and to create a new political order that suits the new industrial age. A great film, that exposes the political madness of the new world order and the many implications of the technology. It's amazing to see how the world reacts to the new technology. This is a film that you will want to see. The movie has several key themes and should be watched more than once. I strongly recommend it.

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Elizabeth Ramirez

Although I have always been fascinated by DARPA and all of its technological developments, this movie had to be seen. It is as good as any movie you will ever see. The technology shown in this movie is just amazing. No one in the world of computers can come close to these kinds of capabilities, and it is nothing short of miraculous. If you are into your old school computer programming, this movie will take you right into the world of computers. If you are into movies about science fiction, this movie is for you. I loved it, and I can not wait for more of these to be shown on the big screen.

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Olivia L.

I'm a software engineer in a very good job in a large company, and i was a bit skeptical about whether the truth was going to be all right in the end, even though i had quite high hopes. So i watched the movie again. I have to say, that after the movie, i am 100% convinced that it's a true story. This movie, which started with a very positive view on the working conditions in China, turned into a very strong condemnation of the Chinese government. The only people who gave a positive response to the movie were the Chinese themselves. The only one who gave a negative response was me, and even that, i did not think the film was correct. As for the government, they were not the people that we saw, but rather a whole bunch of hangers on who had their own motives. In the end, i was happy that i have seen the film, because i could see something else: Chinese, and Chinese people, from a different perspective, which I think is very important.

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Arthur Oliver

When this movie was released, it was hailed as a revolutionary, and was more thought provoking than anything that had come out during the first 10 years. After the box office success of "Independence Day", it was never likely to be forgotten, and now, almost 30 years later, it's finally become available on DVD in a new widescreen restoration. "Independence Day" is a milestone in the history of science fiction cinema, and the modern culture of film is now strongly affected by it. This movie revolutionized the science fiction genre, and the film industry, but also revolutionized how we viewed the world. After the film was released, the future looked bleak and the world seemed to be dying. In the days following the film's release, the world began to look a lot more hopeful. "Independence Day" has been hailed as the first step in the modern renaissance of science fiction cinema. At the time it was released, "Independence Day" was considered to be one of the most important science fiction films of the 1980s. "Independence Day" introduced a new concept to the science fiction genre, and it revolutionized how we viewed the future of the world. The world we now know is based on reality, but at the time, it was believed that our future would be completely different. "Independence Day" is also considered to be the beginning of the modern film industry. After the film was released, big studios began to flock to the small independent film market. This began the era of the independent film industry. With "Independence Day" and the independent film industry, we all can now say that the future of the world is looking a lot brighter than it ever did before.

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Marie C.

To make a comment on this movie, you have to watch it, without any preconceived notions. As I did, I am convinced that the above description is accurate. It may seem so, but the reality is that it's the lack of an objective, unbiased, self-reflective point of view, that makes this movie, worthwhile. That's why I decided to write this. The truth is, there are just too many people who want to destroy the world. The world is full of evil, and so are they. I can't help but think of this quote: "Life is like a box of chocolates. A small proportion of the chocolates have very dangerous ingredients." And the life of a certain human being is the same, as a result of their food choices. They are life. It's scary. But we, humans, are so very rich in the life-affirming chemical substances we take every day. But we don't know it. That's the major difference between humans and machines. This movie is a humanistic one, with some nice humour, and a nice message. As we speak. "Live by the sword, die by the sword."

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Catherine Gibson

I was very intrigued by this documentary. I was, well, just curious. I love everything about the internet, and the rise and fall of various technology, and the business of internet companies. It really interested me. A bit of a funny story, this, as well as the way that the internet affects and changes the lives of each of the people it affects. Very thought provoking. But, the best part about it is the writing and the comments from the people that were interviewed. Some really insightful and thought provoking. A real great documentary.

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Anna

This movie is wonderful, a wonderful story, an inspiring story of a team of highly intelligent and experienced mechanical engineers who began the development of the autonomous "mecha" in order to improve transportation, and finally to keep it from being destroyed by an armed helicopter. I highly recommend this movie, and would even go as far as to call it "The Greatest film ever made".

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Donald N.

We all need to change the world. This movie was great!

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Raymond

Before starting to watch this documentary, I was getting ready to go see a live-action version of "Warcraft", and I thought to myself: "How come no one ever mentioned this before?" I was almost disappointed to hear that the producer of the original movie, Duncan Jones, was not only making a documentary on the first Warcraft movie, but also doing the interview with J. Scott Campbell, who directed the first Warcraft movie. As I had already read all the other reviews before going to see it, I was really expecting this documentary to be a great thing. I am very happy to tell you that it was a very good documentary! It started with a very different and revealing interview with Jason Holt, who has made an interview for the documentary, talking about the movie and his thoughts on the first movie. Then it moved into a very personal interview with the two lead actors: a very introspective and introspective interview with Jared Leto and an interview with Andy Serkis, who is obviously the most known and the most known actor of the original Warcraft movie. This really touched me as it showed how passionate the actors were about making this movie, and also how happy they were with the movie. After that, the interviews with the actors and the producers of the film were pretty intense, showing how they felt and their reactions to the movie. You really felt like you were there with them, watching their experiences. Also, I have to say, the interviews were very funny, since it shows how many funny parts of the movie there were. This documentary also showed that this movie was not only about a single genre, but also about a lot of different genres. Also, the interviews with the fans and the actors were very revealing. Some people in the audience in the cinema also left the cinema because of how interesting and passionate they were. Also, the interviews with the actors were very interesting because they showed that the movie was not only about a single genre, but also about many genres. Lastly, I really recommend this documentary. It is a must-see for fans of the Warcraft movies and also for fans of all genres, and I am very sure that you will love it. I just wish that they would have included the producer and the two actors in the interview, but I guess that they were very busy on that one. The documentary was really informative and really cool. It really showed the development of the film and the stories that were shown in the movie. Overall, it was really interesting and really worth seeing. If you like Warcraft movies, this is a must-see!

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Jesse

I know very little about this movie, but I found it to be absolutely fascinating. I mean, if you can think about the topics covered, you can see how seriously it takes it's subject matter. It's well written, and this is a movie that you should see. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to understand a little bit about the industrial revolution and how it affected us.

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Edward

This is an excellent documentary about the workings of the American drone war in Pakistan. It's written with an excellent documentary style, and the footage is quite sobering. It features interviews with Pakistanis and foreign officials, but does not try to become a journalistic investigation. Instead, it is a thoughtful examination of the lives and choices of the individuals who are directly affected by the drone war. The more the filmmakers put their hands on the drone program, the more they find that it is a vital part of the global conflict and is highly effective in reducing the number of enemies in the region. What is also really shocking is that the drone program is not really being discussed in the American media, and that it has largely been an official secret until it was revealed in December 2011. While this documentary did not cover the details of the drone program, it did a good job in presenting the images and sound effects of the weapons and the moments when they hit their targets. I also really appreciated the way the filmmakers chose to explore the motives and ethics of the people in the drone program, especially the key figures who are serving as the voices of the drone war. Overall, it was a really well made documentary that was both informative and entertaining.

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Terry B.

What was your favorite part of this movie? I love it so much! I can't say much about this movie because I have never seen it before, but I absolutely loved it! I can't wait to see it again! And to know what happens next is so cool!

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Christine Harper

Even if you don't like robots, this movie will still do for you. It is a great tale of how humanity works and how our way of working is changing as it tries to get to the future of artificial intelligence. As you can tell from the title, this movie doesn't have any robots. I don't even think it has any humans, but that is not really important. The real focus is the work of a man called Watson, an artificial intelligence that is programmed with his own thoughts, a voice, and a body that is programmed with his thoughts. I haven't seen this before, but I am sure it has to be one of the best movies ever made. Although I was hoping for a more exciting ending, I was still very impressed. This movie really shows that the human mind can do many things. It is not limited to being a dumb idea, but it can be used to do much more. I think that is the main thing that the movie brings out, is that people can make their ideas, but that is just the beginning. I think that is the greatest part of the movie. The movie ends with a couple of robots, but I don't think that is just for entertainment. It shows that we can make them even better. This movie really shows how powerful our minds are, and how smart the machines can be, just as the humans. I really like this movie, and I think it should be seen by people. 10/10

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Alexander

As soon as I got this documentary, I went online to check out the history behind the robots. As I do with most documentaries, I also checked out the stories behind them. To my surprise, the stories are very similar. I was not expecting that. The story behind the robots and the story of robotics is one of the most important subjects to explore. I was excited to see this documentary. It is very educational, inspiring, and entertaining. I highly recommend it.

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Roger S.

For anyone who has seen the movie, and has an interest in the life of JB, the movie should be seen. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time or interest in this movie. But for those that do, it is a must see! I do not understand why this movie has received a very negative review. The movie is for the people who have an interest in understanding JB's life. It is for people who would like to know what a man like him must have gone through. I am sorry that this movie has received a bad review from those who have no idea about JB's life. I hope this movie will be watched by people who have an interest in understanding JB. Hopefully this movie will open their eyes to the true values of man.

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Patrick Morales

I am very impressed by the film. The beginning of the film where the machine started to speak made me cry. I felt so bad for the woman that had to be a part of this. I hope the other one that I share the screening with has the same feelings. If it does I will contact her. I do feel that it was a hard film to make but I really liked it and I was glad that I got to see it. The camera work is very good and the editing is amazing. I really felt like it was a documentary of a person that was depressed and was doing all this to make sure that the machine would stay quiet. That is how I felt.

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Adam D.

Watch this movie, and you'll see how we can help people, and that we can do much more than fight wars. This film is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen, it's filled with so much information about the dark side of war. All of us should watch this film, and also see documentaries such as "Das Boot", "The Fog", and "Torture Program". What is wrong with America? We are killing people in wars all around the world, and the people who are in charge of the government and the military are all the same. They all have the same fears and they all kill people and they all get paid for it. This movie makes you see that this is the way of the world and it's wrong. This movie has everything you want to see in a movie, including documentaries about torture, and on-going support for whistleblowers. The director of the movie has given all the information in a way that is very difficult to understand. But it is very important to see this film. You'll understand a lot of what's going on, and you'll see how the people in charge are all the same. Watch this movie, and see that people are treated like animals, and you'll see that people are all equal, and we can do much more than fight wars. I love this movie, and I hope that everyone will see it.

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Adam O.

I'm always the first one to criticize and complain about documentaries, but in this case, I had to. This movie should not have been made. It's a bad story, and the creators did a great job on building and organizing an environment for the production. I applaud their efforts. I know it's not possible to capture every minute of the war, but they captured a lot of it. And even if I didn't care about the war, I would have enjoyed this movie. It's good that people are now looking at the humanitarian aspect of the war. It's definitely not a story that was made to create profit, but to bring people together. I don't have any regrets in this movie. It was not a perfect movie, but it was a good one. It was a great combination of features and stories, and it should be an eye-opener for everyone. I hope people will give it a chance, and it will hopefully open the eyes of people to the human tragedy that is happening. Thanks to the filmmakers for sharing their story.

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Austin

This documentary is a wonderful account of the exciting world of robotics. There's so much to see and hear from all over the world, and I think it's a wonderful tribute to the world of robots. What I particularly liked about this movie was the constant motion, the robots that move like a human, but are less human like in their behavior. Robots in this movie aren't as easily replaceable as people, so you can't expect to have your robot replaced. I also enjoyed the history of the robots as it was told, and the small group of robots that were working with them. I thought it was a great way to learn about what robotics is all about.

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Gregory B.

I just got back from the entire three days of this film and I was blown away by the work ethic and energy put into the production. From the incredibly powerful theatrical trailers and the impressive theatrical trailers for some of the other films on the project, you would think that it would be a really hard sell to have a documentary made about robots. However, when you look at the documentary, you will see that it is not the machines, but rather the people who make them, who really inspire us all. The story of this documentary is not about machines, but rather about people and their story to this technology and the process of how it has shaped the human condition. They bring the story of the people in this story, who are not machines, but rather people. This is a story that truly deserves to be told. When I first heard about this film, I was not interested. I knew of the fantastic work done by the directors and producers, and I knew they had a great story to tell, but I did not think that I would be interested in seeing it. However, I had to see what this documentary was about, so I decided to take the time to watch it. This documentary is so powerful and heartfelt that it is hard to even describe in words how much I loved it. I cannot express how much this documentary touched me. It has made me laugh and it has made me cry. I would never have thought I would feel as much emotion after seeing this film. I loved the music in this documentary, it is one of the best things about this documentary. I can honestly say that I have not had the music to this documentary playing in my head for a long time. The acting was incredible, especially the director and producer, who really pulled out all the stops to make this documentary a great piece of work. I would also like to say that the story behind the film is just as amazing as the documentary. It is a story of how the internet is used as a tool to a better life, and how we are the only ones that know how to help each other. The stories are not really linear, but there are really no stories in this documentary. The way that the filmmakers describe this story to the audience is in an amazing way that makes it incredibly relatable and easy to watch. You will not be disappointed with this documentary, it will leave you with so much emotion and that is what makes it so special.

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Ethan B.

Excellent documentary. I enjoyed the film more than I thought I would, and thought it did a very good job of showing the serious flaws with the system. I was actually surprised that I was able to enjoy the film so much. I've been a fan of Andy's for a long time, but thought I would be watching this one with a completely unbiased perspective. I am so glad I wasn't. If you have seen his other films, or watched any of his films in the past, you'll probably be very surprised. The film is extremely informative, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the subject. The director and the other writers did a wonderful job of presenting the negative sides of the system and why they do it. Some of the scenes were a bit graphic, but I didn't feel they were hurting the film in any way. I did feel that it took away from the film a little bit, but in a positive way. I definitely felt like I was watching the film for the first time. I really appreciated that. Also, the film showed me that the system is very flawed. In the interview with the journalist, she talked about how she didn't think the system was being used to its fullest potential, and was still able to see that the system was being used. I can understand how she thought that, and I believe that many people do feel that way. It's unfortunate that we have to wait so long to see any major changes coming. It would be great if we could get a major breakthrough in human rights that would allow the technology to continue to progress. I was impressed with how well the film went through the different points of view. I think it was great to see that so many different people were able to come together in this film to express their opinion. I highly recommend this film to everyone. I also think it was great to see the different backgrounds of the people involved. I can't help but think about how different people would react to the same situation. In my opinion, it was a great documentary, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the topic of electronic surveillance. It definitely shows a better perspective than what most people see. It also provides a great example of the benefits that technology has brought us, and how it has helped us in more ways than one.

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Katherine

This is a very good documentary about what it means to work in a factory and what it is like to live in such a facility. The film features interviews with the employees, former employees, and those who are affected by this sort of work. The production quality is first-rate, and the sound is of a very high standard. The interviews are also very well conducted, with the most interesting moments coming in the closing credits. In the end, I would say that this is a very interesting film. While it may not be as gripping as it might be for those who have not been directly involved in this sort of work, it does have some powerful elements, and has a very effective message. Highly recommended.