This week on the show I talk with filmmaker and anthropologist J.P. Sniadecki about his new documentary The Iron Ministry. J.P. spent three years traveling through China by train, and in the film he weaves countless trips across the country into one impressionistic journey full of people, sound, and clanking metal. In our interview we talk about the Chinese rail system, non-narrative documentary, and what it’s like to shoot a film on a train.
Beijing apartments – Still from The Iron Ministry
Dining Car – Still from The Iron Ministry
Two girls sleeping – Still from The Iron Ministry
Man and meat – Still from The Iron Ministry
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