Rainbow Collective Online Event
A special live online screening of Rainbow Collective's debut film, 'Amazulu: The Children of Heaven'.
Originally released in 2005, the documentary follows seven teenagers in the township of Umlazi as they come together to learn under the guidance of headteacher, Mr. Mtshali at Velabahleke High School. The aspirations and everyday lives of the pupils, both in and out of school, interweave to form a story of a generation striving to achieve what is rightfully theirs in a new South Africa.
Featuring an incredible original soundtrack of traditional acapella music by the Velabahleke School Choir, the film was produced by The Northern Film School Foundation, providing a springboard for graduates to release their first feature documentary. We are delighted to reunite the original cast with students from the film in a live Q&A following the film.
The event will be hosted on our facebook page at 3pm (UK)
Our students from the Rainbow Collective Animation Club in #Peckham have been working hard on new content whilst in #lockdown. We have created a 10 week program for them which will be done remotely with regular group meetings, workshops done over zoom. The first of many animation they will make is above. The animation is a tribute to the frontline workers or the student call them the Real Heroes. Below are some images from our online classes.
Rainbow Collective Animation Club
About Rainbow Collective
Since 2006 Hannan Majid and Richard York have produced, shot and directed documentaries in South Africa, Bangladesh, Iraq and the UK and have won awards in Dubai, France, USA and the Czech Republic.
Rainbow Collective, is a unique production company, formed as a social enterprise and committed to raising awareness on issues of human and children's' rights through powerful cinematic documentaries and have collaborated with Amnesty International, Campaign Against Arms Trade, The Consortium For Street Children, War On Want, TRAID, Labour Behind The Label, International Labor Rights Forum and many others.
In addition to our own production work, we have run and facilitated numerous youth training schemes, the results of which have been screened in the House of Commons, the House of Lords, The BFI, The Equality and Human Rights Commission and at film festivals across the UK. Our youth projects have won multiple awards in the UK and recently one of our ongoing youth projects in Bangladesh was given a award by the United Nations.