A program of short stories that would never have existed without the internet.
A documentary about the Rana Plaza disaster and the global garment industry.
It was the worst industrial accident anywhere in the world for a generation – on 24 April 2013 a factory building on the outer edges of Dhaka collapsed. More than 1,130 people were killed and thousands more were injured. They were making clothes sold in western high street stores – right now, you could be wearing something made by one of them.
Combining compelling archive footage with original photography, interactive data and written editorial, this is a thought-provoking look at the human impact of the fast fashion industry.
IDFA DocLab is the New Media program of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Since 2007, the program showcases new forms of documentary storytelling and interactive media art, both online and offline. During the IDFA Festival in November, DocLab presents a competition program for Digital Documentary Storytelling, live cinema events, interactive installations, workshops and industry panels. The program is open to all media that can be used to tell a documentary story.