Reality Trip 2015
Reality Trip is a documentary series (seven one hour episodes), which takes five young Kiwi consumers to three different countries to see where the products they buy come from – computers, bananas, costume jewellery, clothes, and tea. They’re products most New Zealanders buy without thinking about their origins and who makes them. Our five travellers will be exposed to people and situations they’ve never before encountered in their sheltered Western lives: in each country they will work and live alongside locals. This full cultural immersion may prove a life changing experience for each of them and make them think about their consumer-driven ways.
#1 | 06/14/2015 Episode 1
This brand new series sees five young Kiwis go on the trip of a lifetime, travelling to Asia to see what goes into producing the products they so readily consume back home.
#2 | 06/21/2015 Episode 2
Reality Trip continues with the five Kiwis working on a banana and pineapple plantation in the Philippines.
#3 | 06/28/2015 Episode 3
In the Philippines, the five Kiwis experience what goes into the production of costume jewellery and the desperate lengths some people go to in order to survive.
#4 | 07/05/2015 Episode 4
The five are in Sri Lanka and about to experience their most physically challenging role so far – mining underground for gems.
#5 | 07/12/2015 Episode 5
An idyllic tea plantation in Sri Lanka’s highlands is this week’s setting however it’s anything but idyllic for the group.
#6 | 07/19/2015 Episode 6
The five are in Bangladesh – their mission is to immerse themselves in the cotton and garment industries.
#7 | 07/26/2015 Episode 7
It’s the final assignment for Reality Trip and the five Kiwis are continuing their investigation into Bangladesh’s massive garment industry.