Award winning film spotlights plight of India’s textile workers


  It was a childhood memory of time spent at his grandfather’s textile mill in Gujarat that inspired Indian film student Rahul Jain to focus on the rhythm of factory life for his first documentary. Although Jain did not set out to make a political film, his award-winning feature “Machines” is attracting international attention for its depiction of the squalor and human suffering underpinning the global garment industry. This month the documentary opened the Copenhagen Fashion Summit where heads of leading clothing brands, charities and policy makers met to discuss ethical and sustainable fashion. “Machines” shows men and children working…

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