The Iron Ministry

Premiere DateOct 20, 2015
00:00 The Iron Ministry
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01:50 Interest in Trains
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03:43 China's Railroad System
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06:28 Filming on the Train
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08:42 Social Spaces
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13:28 Train Workers
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16:06 Seeing China
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21:02 Chinese Reactions to the Film
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22:52 Narrative and Documentary
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25:10 Sound Design
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29:52 Trains on Film
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32:05 Anthropology, Ethnography, etc…
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35:36 Finish
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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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Host Thomas
Thomas grew up in Northern California where he fell in love with music and photography while going to punk shows and shooting skate photos. He photography in college, which may or may not qualify him to host an…

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