Tie dao = The iron ministry

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  • Traces the vast interiors of China 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 film immerses audiences in fleeting relationships and uneasy encounters between humans and machines on what will soon be the world's largest railway network.


  • Title from title frames.
  • Originally produced by: J.P.Sniadecki, ©2014; previously released in 2015.
  • In Mandarin with English subtitles.
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