Directors: Hannan Majid and Richard York
Camera: Hannan Majid
Editors: Richard York, Hannan Majid and Nidham Farhah
Sound Design: Delwar Hossain
Al Jazeera Arabic
Length: 52 minutes
The personal stories of three female garment workers and the boss of a fledgling trade union in Dhaka, Bangladesh intersect to portray the human cost of western high street fashion.
The Machinists has already been screened in cinemas by War on Want and Amnesty International as well as festival screenings which include The Workers Unite Festival in New York and East End Film Festival in London.
"The Machinists directors Hannan Majid and Richard York, spend little time on sensational stories like the fatal fires; instead, they focus on the quotidian misery that defines the lives of Bangladesh's garment workers."- Left Labour Reporter. Click here to read the full review.
Review of 'The Machinists'
East End Film Festival 2012
Workers Unite Film Festival 2012 & 2013
London International Labour Festival 2013