Workers Leaving the Factory (Dubai) (2008) by Ben Russell

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(8:00, 16mm, silent, 2008)

“115 years later, a(nother) remake of the Lumiere Brothers pseudo-actuality film La Sortie des usines Lumière. This time around our factory is a job site, a construction site peopled by thousands of Southeast Asian laborers, a neo-Fordist architectural production site that manufactures skyscrapers like so many cars.” — B. R.

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