Mass E Bhat screenings
Screenings of our feature documentary Mass- E-Bhat
2 - International Labour Films Festival, Turkey, May 2015.
Mass E Bhat screens to a full house at Victoria Film Festival 2015, Canada
This is a extract from a recent review for Mass E Bhat
'The stories of the individuals interviewed for Mass E Bhat are worthy of documenting on their own merits, but the way they were presented in the film leaves the viewer with a stunning experience. The cinematography is gorgeous from the opening shots, and the scenes are pieced together well. The score is also captivating. While presenting a truly difficult and heart-rending reality, the film leaves you with a sense of hope rather than only despair' Read the full review here. There is also a review by Times Colonist here
There shall be a further two screenings of UDITA in May 2015. There will be a Films For Food screening in East London. This events asks its audience to bring a bag of non-perishable food which then will get donated to Tower Hamlets Food Bank. the second screening shall be in central London and will be a fundraiser which is being hosted by our friends at TRAID.
Launch of Films For Food
On 15th September 2014 we launched Films For Food at Richmix cinema, screening 'Mass E Bhat' in exchange for food donations for Tower Hamlets food bank. The event was a success and we will be continuing to screen our films, as well
as films by other film-makers at events throughout the autumn and beyond, as part of this new
initiative. To find out more about Films For Food,
visit the website here.
In November 2014 we had the pleasure of teaming with our regular partner Openvizor and we visited Bangladesh to work with Paraa. As a team we worked together on the Cycle Of Care program. This project focused on the role of street children in Dhaka. Our contribution to this project involved training a group children from Leedo Street Child Shelter and getting them to make short films that they would storyboard, write, direct, shoot, narrate and the young director's got fellow street children to act in each of the films. The whole process took 4 days and then the films were presented at the prestigious EMK Centre in Dhaka where the young people took part in a Q&A session. Since then the films have been screened in both the UK and Bangladesh for cultural, campaigning and educational purposes.
Studio 174 Downtown Kingston
Since last year we have been working with the lovely team at Studio 174. Working with Openvizor and Anton Kats of 'Radio Sonar'.
We were part of the Art Up Downtown project where young people from Downton and Uptown worked together on a series of Artistic projects which filmmaking was part of. We went again in February 2015 and worked with the downtown students and supported them in making one documentary and three short films. More details on studio and the work we are doing there shall be posting in the Training section
Thanks to the Frontline Club
Rainbow Collective would like to thank the legendary London venue for hosting a special screening of "Mass e Bhat" on Monday 13th October. There was a fantastic turnout and the whole "Mass e Bhat" team, including Directors Hannan Majid and Richard York, Producer Abbas Nokhasteh of Openvizor and Composer John Pandit were on hand to answer questions from the audience.
Very much looking forward to screening our work again soon at the Frontline Club!
Our Rana Plaza documentary was part of this years Workers Unite Film Festival and we have just recieved the news that it has won a short documentary award.
We are thrilled to have recieved this unexpected news. We were just happy for 'Tears....' to receive its festival screening. We want to say a big thanks to the Andrew and the team at the Workers Unite Film festival. We also want to say thanks to Open Vizor, TRAID, War On Want and Made In Europe who partnered and supported this project from its inception.
Tracy Mcvay of The Obsever has written about the upcoming release of our Rana Plaza documentary. Click here to read the article
The Films For Food screening of Mass E Bhat at the Rich Mix is featured in this month's East End Review. Read the article here
Pay Up Campaign Video
Congratulations to our friend Amirul Haque Amin who has been awarded the Nuremburg International Human Rights Award 2015.
Amiral has featured in a number of RC docs over the years and you can see a few of them here.
This is a campaign video produced by Rainbow Collective with the International Labor Rights Forum and Labour Behind The Label targeting brands who were making clothes in Rana Plaza but who have not paid compensation to victims.
Learn more the campaign by clicking here