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Nearly a year on from the Rana Plaza clothing factory collapse in Dhaka, which resulted in over 1,000 deaths, The Guardian has produced a fantastic multimedia documentary on the garment industry and its grip on Bangladesh. Objective, balanced, and at times utterly heartbreaking, this is as good an investigation into the impact – the good, the bad and the ugly – of global trade on communities that you are likely to see.

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  • Michael Webber

    June 04, 2014 at 7:00 am

    You posted this more than a month ago and I’d saved it, knowing it would take roughly 30 minutes to complete reading/watching it. Devastating. A reminder of how many disgrace ourselves to care so little about the human cost that supports our lifestyles. The Walton family that owns Wal-Mart controls a fortune equal to the combined wealth of the bottom 42% of Americans. That woman in the video has a daughter who’ll never know her father because he was literally crushed by the system that enables the Walton heirs’ fortunes to keep growing by the billions.