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Analysis of a documentary.
Type of Documentary:
This documentary is an Mixed documentary as
it includes; archive footage, interviews, and
Themes within the
The themes within this documentary are how
cheap clothing is produced and the risks
involved for the workers that create cheap
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.
Medium close ups are used for interview
There are parts of this documentary which are
filmed in handheld when they are filming
A tilt shot is used at the start of the
documentary showing a collapsed building that
clothing was being produced in.
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
The interviews that take place on this
documentary are recorded near when the
locals work and the factories that they work in.
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
Simple cuts are used though out this
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.
Archive material of clothing adverts is used to
show how the UK companies market the
clothes that are produced in 3rd world
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.
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.