Reality Trip

September 2016

S1 Ep7 - Bangladesh: The Garment Industry

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Bangladesh: The Garment Industry - In this episode the group join the millions of workers employed in the country’s largest industry, the garment industry. As they make their way through Dhaka traffic, the streets are chaotic with protests against the garment industry, with thousands of people waving banners, shouting and jostling. The group later find out that a number of people died in these protests. (Ep.7) (From New Zealand) (Documentary Series) PG

S1 Ep6 - Bangladesh: The Cotton Industry

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Bangladesh: The Cotton Industry - The talent arrive in Bangladesh in the middle of a four-day strike by garment workers - the streets are chaotic and violence could erupt at any time. They’re going to be working in the cotton fields at a place called Tangail and for the four-hour drive from Dhaka to Tangail the five have a police escort. As they drive out into the beautiful countryside they pass people carting their crops in horse and carts - it’s like stepping back in time. (S.1,Ep.6) (From Ne...

S1 Ep5 - Sri Lanka: Tea Picking

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Sri Lanka: Tea Picking - The group stay on a tea plantation in the highlands, established by British tea planters in the 1800’s. Their first job on the estate is to work as tea pluckers. Traditionally a woman’s job, some children as young as fourteen are forced to follow their mothers into the tea fields because they have no other option. Our five soon discover that working in the fields picking tea is tedious and that it takes a long time to pick a reasonable quantity of tea. In the field the ...

S1 Ep4 - Sri Lanka: Gem Mining

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Sri Lanka: Gem Mining - The five young New Zealanders’ first assignment in Sri Lanka is to mine for gems. Many of the gems mined in this country are exported overseas to countries like New Zealand. To get to the mine the five must cross a river on a flimsy raft - on the other side they’re met by Gamini, the owner of the gem mine. At the mine site, Gamini explains that if a gem is found, he takes his percentage of the profit from its sale and the remainder is split across all the miners at the s...

S1 Ep3 - Philippines: Costume Jewellery And Recycled Products

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Philippines: Costume Jewellery and Recycled Products - The five are back in Manila as they visit a company which produces costume jewellery for the international market. The owner tells them the jewellery is locally designed and made by outworkers in rural villages. The group travels to one of the villages and work alongside the people making the jewellery where they see how hard life is for the people living here. (S.1,Ep.3) (From New Zealand) (Documentary Series) PG
August 2016

S1 Ep2 - Philippines: Banana And Pineapple Farming

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Philippines: Banana And Pineapple Farming - Two hours drive from Manila, the group arrive at a banana and pineapple plantation where they will be put to work. Peter, Kieran, Anna and Stevie welcome the opportunity to do some physical work but Stephanie isn’t used to doing manual labour and doesn’t want to get her new shoes dirty so she struggles to plant even one tree. (S.1,Ep.2) (From New Zealand) (Documentary Series) M(L)

S1 Ep1 - Philippines: Computer Parts Assembly

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Philippines: Computer Parts Assembly - Five young adults leave their comfortable lifestyles behind to go on the Reality Trip of a lifetime. Sparks fly between the group as they work in plantations and sweatshops across Asia and are forced to live together in the same cramped conditions as local workers. Can they make it through, and what will they learn from this journey of a lifetime? (From New Zealand) (Documentary Series) PG