A visual paradox intensely sensual images of colorful fabrics produced in a hellish Indian factory in which men and children work 12-hour days for a pittance, some barefoot, some in flip-flops. Ruhal Jan captures working conditions that suggest the worst extremes of Dickensian London - his camera unblinking at the torrential cascade of textiles that these clambering, shrieking machines produce, seemingly nonstop. 72 minutes.

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