Race to the Bottom


Fraud, false expectations and loads of cash going in the wrong pockets


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Race To The Bottom

Race To The Bottom

The enlargement of EU has embraced a large population of poor workers from Eastern Europe, more than willing to travel for work and to work for less under terrible conditions.

This vast movement of labour is run by companies such as Irish Atlanco and Polish Budomex who value their discretion while exploitation, tax-evasion, illegal working conditions are the order of the day.

Race to the Bottom takes us i pursuit of the traffickers across Europe to one of the industry’s biggest backers in Ireland, to mysterious companies and fictitious offices in Poland in a grey industry that does its best to avoid publicity and media attention.

Directors Poul-Erik Heilbuth & Georg Larsen
Producer Sidsel Marie Jacobsen
Produced by DR
Duration 58 min.
Year of Production 2014
Original Title Østarbejdernes bagmænd