The pandemic has sent shockwaves through the globalized economy, disrupting supply chains and bringing industries to their knees. The risks of interconnectedness have never been more apparent. As the crisis deepens, some are beginning to wonder whether globalization has had its day.
This documentary takes a close look at the issue of global dependencies, examining the impact of pandemic-related lockdowns on supply chains, industries and workers around the world. With insightful commentary from experts in the field, it analyses the underlying problems with globalization, highlighting the exploitation and social injustices that can so often accompany it. At the same time, it also explores the devastating effects that disentangling global supply chains could have on developing countries, where many rely heavily on international orders to sustain their livelihoods.