'The Iron Ministry' explores China's railways

'The Iron Ministry' explores China's railways
'The Iron Ministry' explores China's railways

'The Iron Ministry' explores China's railways

China’s train system is the largest in the world, and carried a whopping 1,060 billion passengers in 2013. Unsurprisingly, the railway system is used in a variety of ways, and filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki spent three years trying to film them all. The result was a documentary called ‘The Iron Ministry,’ which debuts at Facets here in Chicago this weekend. Film contributor Milos Stehlik and Sniadecki, a film professor at Northwestern University, joins us today to discuss his film, and the intricacies of China’s vast railways. (Photo: Flickr/Andreas Berdan)