Month: May 2005

The Chinese Cocklepickers

The subject of this interactive story is the tragedy of the chinese migrant workers who died in Morecambe Bay, Lancashire, in 2004.

There are many separate and interconnected strands to this story: the experience of the workers who drowned, the bosses exploiting their cheap work, the reactions and feelings of the local people, the families in China and their reactions, and the media/ political reactions and economics behind the story. The interactive approach offers a non-linear way of exploring all of the issues, and each person has a different experience/ creates their own story.

Posted in Digital stories