The Factory of the World by Rainio & Roberts in the Official Selection of Punto de Vista Festival, Feb 8 – 14, 2016
The film The Factory of The World (2015) by Minna Rainio and Mark Roberts will participate in the Official Selection of the 10th edition of the Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival, which will be held from February 8 – 14, 2016 in Pamplona, Spain.
The Official Selection is the main section of the festival and the only competitive one with prizes of €10,000 for the best feature film, €5,000 for the best director and €3,000 for the best short. The film by Rainio & Roberts was selected together with another 16 from a total of 1,378 films presented.
The Factory of the World presents video images from a former electronics factory in northern Finland. The factory was closed in 2003 when the production was moved to China. The images are juxtaposed with audio narration about working conditions in Chinese factories. The work observes how the lives and destinies of workers in China and in Finland are connected in the global networks of commerce and capitalism.
Minna Rainio (b. 1974, Finland) and Mark Roberts (b. 1970, England) are a Finland-based artist duo whose heavily research-based work investigates the impact of social and political power on individual experience and history, and its manifestation in physical spaces.
Rainio and Roberts have exhibited widely in Finland, Europe and United States including Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2004), Finnish Photography Triennial 2006 at Salo Art Museum, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst in Aachen, Germany (2008), and Finnish Cultural Institute in Paris (2008), as well as numerous international festivals.
10th Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival in Pamplona, Spain, February 8 – 14, 2016