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The Remnant

Van Riebeeck’s almond tree hedge, the voices of a botanist and a tour guide weave a multilayered depiction of the rise of segregation in the Cape.

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Sundance FF 2017 Cinematography Award
Thessaloniki Documentary FF 2017 – Special Jury Award

Juxtaposing the beastly beauty of intricate, deafening machinery and their subordinate human operators. Welcome to the Dark Heart of the clothing industry. Though frank and withering interviews with workers and owners – both mortally dependent on productivity and profit – may be revealing, global demand for cheap clothing ergo cheap labour, is not mentioned and our participation reverberates long after the closing credits. Masterful and poetic, the immersive, full-sensory, no-holds barred look at conditions in a Gujarat factory is more Victorian work-house than modern working environment.

Cape Town
Labia
Sun 4, 5pm
V&A
Thu 8, 8.30pm
Sun 11, 8pm
Johannesburg
Rosebank
Wed 7, 8.30pm
Director(s):
Rahul Jain
Country:
India / Germany / Finland
Year:
2016
Duration:
75 minutes
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