Raising for Rana is a charity fundraiser organised by London-based documentary film company Rainbow Collective. It is taking place TONIGHT in London, to mark the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster at a garment factory in Bangladesh.
Documentary filmmakers Hannan Majid & Richard York travelled to Bangladesh earlier this year to film how those affected by the building collapse are coping a year on. Their not-for-profit film, Tears in the Fabric will premiere at tonight’s event. Please view the trailer below.
Funding for this project was made possible by OpenVizor, TRAID and Made In Europe and tonight’s event has been put together entirely with donations.
In addition to the film premiere, there is a charity auction being held online, which ends at 12 noon on Friday 25th April. Everyone can get involved by bidding on some great merchandise donated by a whole host of ethically minded companies from all over the world. Check out the auction site here.
Winning bidders will be notified by email at the auction’s conclusion.
Rainbow Collective have also launched a resource site with photos, testimonials and campaign info on the Rana Plaza disaster. They have made this a free-to-use resource, so if you need materials and information for your own campaign, or for your school, then it is available here for you to access.
Following the event tonight, photos and details of the event will also be available to download at the Raising for Rana web site.
How can you help?
1 – Go online and bid, Bid, BID! There are some amazing items to be won in the auction.
2 – You can also make a direct donation at Just Giving. All the money raised will go directly to the victims of the Rana Plaza disaster. There is no administration team or any other groups who will get a share of the funds raised.
3 – Buy from The Fableists. 20% of all our net sales until June 1st will be donated to the Raising for Rana fundraising effort.
If you are interested in attending the fundraiser and film premiere tonight in London, there may still be space, so get in touch with Raising for Rana via their web site.
Don’t forget to shout about it on social media using:
@trcdocumentary @RaisingforRana #RaisingforRana