Where It Comes From

  • Title: Where It Comes From
  • Duration: 4 × 60’ HD
  • Producer: Germany
  • Year: 2015

This is the remarkable story behind everyday goods. Each day, we eat fruit from the Middle East, vegetables from the South of Spain, work on computers made in China and wear clothes from factories in Bangladesh. But do we ever think how these goods reach us? The massive logistical operation behind the shipping of huge quantities of valuable goods across the globe is revealed in this incredible series.

Along the way, the series meets the world’s largest container ships on their routes from Asia to Northern Europe. In Israel, the show reveals the remarkable scientific research behind oranges. The Netherlands, the small and densely populated country, is one of the world’s leading exporters of agricultural produce, with tomatoes grown under huge glass canopies. Salmon comes from the fisheries of the North Sea, where catching fresh produce is a big business as is getting produce to the giant fish markets of Europe.

Breath-taking, spectacular aerial helicopter and drone footage plus never-before-seen CGI animations follow the logistics chain, from the creation to the consumer.