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Factory Hands

1909, Tennessee, photographer Lewis Hine visits a cotton factory suspected of child labor.

  • Aaron Warwick
  • Aaron Warwick
  • Martin Thorne
  • Dan Ewing
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  • Michael Crisafulli
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  • Joel Franco
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  • Peter McAllum
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    13 minutes
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    July 30, 2015
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    40,000 AUD
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Director Biography - Aaron Warwick

Originally from the Gold Coast, Aaron grew up in Dubai, U.A.E, travelling and studying in both Oxford, UK and Los Angeles, CA - graduating from UCLA in 2009.
He continually writes and directs his own projects, mainly in short film form, and experiments in both narrative and visual styles. His short films have been shown at various film festivals, cultivating in a nomination for the Best Young Australian Filmmaker at the Byron Bay Film Festival in 2012.

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Director Statement

In Factory Hands, I felt it was important to go back to Lewis Hine and show how much – or how little - society has evolved. Told through the eyes of the very people who were worst affected, I felt a simple dramatic incident told from the perspective of young boy working in a Cotton Mill, would give me the chance to explore the theme in a compelling and entertaining way.
How would Lewis Hine and his contemporaries have been judged if he had stood idly by and allowed creativity and scientific progress to be eradicated for an entire generation? How will history judge us if we do the very same in the 21st Century?