The Iron Ministry
dir. J.P. Sniadecki, USA, 2014, DCP, 83 mins. color, Mandarin w/ English subt.
over three years on China’s railways, THE IRON MINISTRY traces the vast
interiors of a country on the move: flesh and metal, clangs and squeals, light
and dark, language and gesture. Scores of rail journeys come together into one,
capturing the thrills and anxieties of social and technological transformation.
THE IRON MINISTRY immerses audiences in fleeting relationships and uneasy
encounters between humans and machines on what will soon be the world's largest