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Rainbow Collective

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Rainbow Collective
Founded 📆2006 (2006)
Founder 👔Hannan Majid
Richard York
Headquarters 🏙️, ,
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Key people
Hannan Majid
Richard York
Products 📟 Documentary films
Number of employees
🌐 Websitewww.rainbowcollective.co.uk
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📞 telephone

Rainbow Collective is a British documentary film production company[1] based in London, which specialises in creating documentaries that highlight and deal with human and children's rights issues.

Its films include Bafana (2006), AmaZulu: The Children of Heaven (2006), The Machinists (2010), Baghdad Holiday (2010), Tears in the Fabric (2014) and Mass E Bhat (2014).


In 2006, Rainbow Collective was founded by Hannan Majid and Richard York.[2][3] The company specialises in creating documentaries which highlight and deal with human and children's rights issues.[4]

It have shot, directed and produced documentaries in South Africa,[2] Bangladesh,[1][2] Iraq[2] and the UK,[2] and have won awards in Dubai, France and the Czech Republic.[4] They have collaborated with Traid (Textiles Recycling for Aid and International Development),[5] War On Want,[3] Amnesty International, The Consortium For Street Children, Labour Behind the Label and International Labor Rights Forum.[6] Their films have been exhibited at film festivals including, Abu Dhabi, Cambridge, Bite The Mango, Cape Town, Durban, East End, Leeds International[7] and AlJazeera International Documentary.

Its 30-minute documentary film Tears in the Fabric focused on one family in the aftermath of the 2013 Savar building collapse.[3][8] It premiered at Regent's University London in 2014.[1]

In partnership with Traid, "they have made a series of citizen journalist films with Cambodian garment workers"[5] that Lucy Siegle, writing in The Guardian in 2017, considered "well worth a watch".

In August 2017 they became members of DIGNItex,[9] a platform for defending decent jobs in the garment industry.


  • Bafana (2006)
  • AmaZulu: The Children of Heaven (2006)
  • The Machinists (2010)
  • Baghdad Holiday (2010)
  • Tears in the Fabric (2014)
  • Mass E Bhat (2014)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Swash, Rosie (23 April 2014). "Rana Plaza anniversary: how to help on Fashion Revolution Day". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Zarandi, Oliver (9 September 2014). "Bring food – not a ticket – to see Rainbow Collective's documentary about Bangladesh". London: East End Review. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 McVeigh, Tracy (19 April 2014). "Ethical lobby to target fashion retailers with supply chain campaign". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Myburg, Debbie (13 June 2011). "Hope amidst the hardship". South Africa: The South African. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Siegle, Lucy (9 April 2017). "The eco guide to global goals". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  6. "About us". Rainbow Collective. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  7. intray, Events. "Rainbow Collective Film Festival: Day 4". www.leeds.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  8. Badal, Julie Flynn (28 April 2014). "Revisiting Rana Plaza". HuffPost. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  9. "Who we are - Dignitex". Dignitex. Retrieved 2018-10-17.

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