a documentary by Nishtha Jain
Produced by Raintree Films (India), Koleks (Bosnia), Zeppers Film (Holland) and Antipode Films
funded by Fritt Ord, NFI, Viken Filmsenter, IDFA Bertha fund, Asian Cinema fund, Netherlands Film fund, Alter Cine grant, Docs Port Incheon, France TV, Al Jazeera.
Outside Kolkata, several jute mills crank on, virtually unchanged since the industrial revolution. Powered by steam and sweat, work is a dance to the dictates of profit and century-old machines. The Golden Thread puts the analogue and digital, the early industrial and post-industrial, into experimental recombination. Having once discarded jute for polythene, the film questions industrial capitalism and its driving force – obsolescence.