Dying for a bargain evaluation


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Dying for a bargain evaluation

  1. 1. DYING FOR A BARGAIN. Analysis of a documentary.
  2. 2. Type of Documentary:  This documentary is an Mixed documentary as it includes; archive footage, interviews, and narration.
  3. 3. Themes within the documentary:  The themes within this documentary are how cheap clothing is produced and the risks involved for the workers that create cheap clothing.
  4. 4. Narrative Structure:  Beginning: At the start of the documentary we find out about the clothing industry and what risks and working conditions the works are in.  Middle: During the middle of the documentary we see what the Uks priorities are when it comes to the conditions of how clothes are produced in Bangladeshi.  End: Towards the end of the documentary we see how the Uk retailers react to the conditions that there clothes are being produced in.
  5. 5. Camera Work:  Medium close ups are used for interview footage.  There are parts of this documentary which are filmed in handheld when they are filming undercover.  A tilt shot is used at the start of the documentary showing a collapsed building that clothing was being produced in.
  6. 6. Mise-en-scene:  All of the interviews take place in relevent locations during this documentary.  At the start of the documentary the narrator is talking to the camera and behind there is the high street.  The interviews that take place on this documentary are recorded near when the locals work and the factories that they work in.
  7. 7. Sound:  Narration is used thoughout this documentary.  Simple non-diegetic music is used as background noise during the intro sequence as well during montages of clips of the high street.
  8. 8. Editing:  Simple cuts are used though out this documetnary.  A montage is included at the start with clips of people shopping and walking down the high street to set the theme of the documentary, A clip is also sped up during the montage to show the amount of people that shop.
  9. 9. Archive Material:  Archive material of clothing adverts is used to show how the UK companies market the clothes that are produced in 3rd world countries.  Also archive footage of one of the building on fire is used to show the devastation caused by poor working conditions and the risks involved.
  10. 10. Graphics:  Simple plain white graphics are used during the title screen.  Subtitles are also used (White text, on black background) when foreign people are speaking so the audience can understand what the are saying.