A series of three documentaries I edited for the Primark: Made in Bangladesh series.
Primark was shocked and deeply saddened by the events in Savar in April, when the Rana Plaza building, near Dhaka in Bangladesh, collapsed, killing 1,132 people. The building housed several factories, one of which produced for Primark. This short film shows Primark's programme since the collapse to provide urgently needed food aid and short-term financial assistance, working in close cooperation with international and local NGOs and trade unions.
The garment industry in Bangladesh employs over 4 million workers. The majority are women who have migrated from poor rural villages to Dhaka, the country's capital, in search of work. This film explores the benefits that employment in the garment industry brings for women, from financial independence to education and empowerment; and the challenges many face.
Over the past 20 years, the garment industry in Bangladesh has grown to a US$19bn industry. This film explores the challenges the industry faces as it continues to develop, from the perspective of the manufacturers and workers involved.