The Industry VR

  • Mirka Duijn
  • Netherlands
  • 2018
  • Immersive, Digital
  • DocLab Humanoid Cookbook, IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction, DocLab Program

The Netherlands is the drug capital of Europe. Marijuana is in the nation's genes, coke flows in through its harbors, and XTC is as Dutch as chocolate sprinkles. The wide-ranging documentary project The Industry, which is driven by an interactive documentary and also includes radio broadcasts and a podcast alongside this VR experience, maps the Dutch drug industry on both a macro and a micro level.

In The Industry VR, director Mirka Duijn introduces six people working in the drug trade. Marijuana growers, coke barons and drug traffickers tell stories about the kicks and the stress of their illegal work. As you listen to their stories, you can explore the places where they work: from a suburban living room to the industrial outskirts of a small city, and from a small boat to a huge antique shop. The drug trade is everywhere—you just have to learn to recognize its often banal tell-tale signs.


    Created by
    Submarine Channel
    Mirka Duijn
    Corine Meijers for Submarine Channel, Nina Spiering
    Key collaborator
    Juul en Harm Zesbaans for Zesbaans

    IDFA history

    DocLab Humanoid Cookbook
    IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction
    DocLab Program

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