The Industry - Mapping the Dutch Drug Economy

by Submarine Channel

The interactive documentary The Industry: Mapping the Dutch Drug Economy visualizes the drug networks of the Netherlands and shares personal stories from the real people that keep this industry going: housewives, students, dockworkers, full-time coke dealers and many more.

The Industry features 17 stories in 3-D locations of the networks of cannabis, cocaine and Ecstasy: The website user can navigate locations where the stories are told, such as hidden weed farms in villas, coffeeshops’ behind scenes, suburban areas for Ecstasy trade and Dutch harbors. The interactive documentary also features explanatory videos about the production and distribution chains within the drug networks.


Design for Social Change of the Year 2019

Gold in Interactive Design 2019

Created by:

Design Director

Mirka Duijn

Design Company

Submarine Channel


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Design Team

Director: Mirka Duijn Producers, Submarine Channel: Bruno Felix & Femke Wolting Head of Digital Media, VPRO: Geert-Jan Bogaerts Editor-in-Chief,...

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Entrant Companies

Submarine Channel, NL

Individual Credits

Director: Mirka Duijn, Submarine Channel