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The Industry VR

The Netherlands is the drug capital of Europe. Marijuana is in the nation’s genes, coke enters the country through its harbors, and XTC is as Dutch as chocolate sprinkles. In the Industry VR, director Mirka Duijn introduces you to the world of illegal drugs in The Netherlands.



The Industry VR is a part of transmedia documentary project that consists of an interactive documentary, a series of radio broadcasts, a podcast and this VR experience. The outcome: the drug trade is everywhere.

The Industry VR is selected for the IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction and had its world premiere at the 2018 IDFA Doclab expo at Brakke Grond in Amsterdam.

The VR will be available online in 2019. See the interactive documentary version here: Or read more about it here.


In the VR experience, Mirka Duijn will introduce you to Faiz, a drug dealer with a burnout; Philip, a dock worker who fetches tons of coke from containers in the harbor; Erik, a big time coke dealer who regrets that he never went on a holiday;  Thessa, a 13-yearold girl who used to cut the tops of weed plants on a small boat at a lake in Rotterdam; and finally Jerry, a ‘middleman’ who connects dealers to the smugglers, weed growers to farmers, and straw men to XTC producers.


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