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MIPCOM Picks 2009 – Blood, Sweat & Takeaways (Best in Show)

This four-part series takes aim at fast food in much the same way that 2008's acclaimed Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts examined the true, if unsettling, costs behind the production of cheap clothing. Six young Brits, ranging from junk food junkie Manos to luxury food lover Lauren, are shipped off to Southeast Asia for three weeks to see for themselves the harsh conditions by which their culinary indulgences land on their plates.
September 30, 2009


This four-part series takes aim at fast food in much the same way that 2008′s acclaimed Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts examined the true, if unsettling, costs behind the production of cheap clothing. Six young Brits, ranging from junk food junkie Manos to luxury food lover Lauren, are shipped off to Southeast Asia for three weeks to see for themselves the harsh conditions by which their culinary indulgences land on their plates. From a tuna factory in Indonesia to rice paddies in Thailand, the kids endure working eight-hour shifts for sums that are beyond paltry, conditions that are the complete opposite of sanitary, and see for themselves the staggering poverty of the workers on the front lines. And just as the experience made a significant impact on the kids, odds are viewers might think twice about what goes on the dinner table.
Partners: Ricochet (Brighton) for BBC3, distributed through Outright Distribution (London)
Aired: BBC3, May 2009
Length: 4 x 60 minutes
Rights available: All worldwide

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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