Film Screening: The Factory, with Director Rahul Roy

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 5:00pm

401 Fisher-Bennet Hall

34th & Walnut Streets

 

Filmmaker Rahul Roy presents his latest film

The Factory
(Rahul Roy | India |132 mins | 2015)

147 workers of India’s largest automobile manufacturing company Maruti Suzuki are on trial for the murder of a senior manager and 2500 workers dismissed. It has been two and a half years and the case drags on. Their bail application has been rejected by the courts. On each hearing they are led to the courtroom by the police while families line up to catch a glimpse. Defense lawyers plan their strategy in the court canteen. Justice seems a dim hope. The film follows the fate of the under trial workers, families and terminated workers to investigate the underbelly of industrial conflict and the elusive nature of justice.

Reception will follow @ 7:30pm in the English Faculty Lounge (135 Fisher-Bennett Hall.)

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Penn Cinema Studies and South Asia Center, Ania Loomba and Suvir Kaul.

http://cinemastudies.sas.upenn.edu/events/2015/September/ScreeningFactory