Stealing Paradise – An Aljazeera Investigation

Al Jazeera investigates the islands of Maldives and finds that behind the idyllic destination that attracts so many honeymooners lies endemic corruption. Evidence of this dark side was uncovered on 10GB of data extracted from the former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb’s mobile phone. Our motion graphics were used throughout to detail the SMS conversations, explain how the embezzling works, provide profiles of our main characters and generally to add some stylish welding of the storyline. See evidence below or watch the full documentary here.

How to launder 1.5 billion US dollars

Silencing the critics harshly

How to embezzle 5 million US dollars

The motorbike crew delivering sacks of cash