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J. P. Sniadecki, The Iron Ministry, 2014

Open City Documentary Festival: The Iron Ministry

21 Jun 2015

Award-winning American documentary filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki (Foreign Parts, Peoples Park) filmed for over three years on China’s railways, tracing the vast interiors of a country on the move. Scores of rail journeys come together into one, capturing the thrills and anxieties of social and technological transformation. Combining observational cinema and the immersive approach of the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab, of which Sniadecki is a member, The Iron Ministry immerses audiences in fleeting relationships and uneasy encounters between humans and machines on what will soon be the world's largest railway network.

The Iron Ministry, dir. J. P. Sniadecki, USA, China 2014, 82 mins.

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