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On the 24th April 2013, 9am Occurred a brutal incident of history, a commercial building Rana Plaza collapsed at Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh and left more than 1134 workers dead, more than a hundred missing and many others wounded. Around a thousand families have found dead bodies of their beloved family members. Many families moved from police stations to morgues in search of their relatives. Many people are still missing. They are even missing from the DNA test list of the unidentified bodies. Eight months after the collapse, street boys have found bones and skulls in the debris. But the families of missing workers do not know if they would find any trace from their beloved ones. Still a mother of a missing worker waits in front of the collapse site barricade hoping to find a trace of her son. The horrible memory of 24th April still haunts them in their sleep.
In Savar, Bangladesh thousands of menial garment workers sacrificed their lives and well being to earn a small amount of money. Even though the danger of an imminent collapse was detected days before the incident, the workers were forced to keep on working inside the building. Life nor Germ is based on the true events of the Rana Plaza collapse. The fiction film tells the untold stories of the worker’s perspective on this tragedy
"Life nor Germ" is the upcoming feature film of Shakor Ahmed Uv and Valerie Knill. The film is based on the actual events of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh 2013. More than 3,000 garment workers were forced to work in the dilapidated Rana Plaza building until its deadly collapse. Over 1,000 workers lost their lives under the debris and more than 2,000 were wounded.The film focuses on the last hours of a worker who is buried under debris. Fiction as a means of processing true events, injustices and social conflicts has a long tradition. This film tells a story and draws attention to the fate of the victims of the Rana Plaza tragedy. The people who died there were not only workers but also mothers and fathers, sport-loving, fashion-conscious and life-minded, caring and thoughtful. We owe our lifestyle to their work. To this day, countless textile workers work under substandard and dangerous working conditions worldwide. The film "Life nor Germ" gives the statistics a face and a voice. It is the story of an individual, a story that at the same time encompasses the fate of many.
The film, Life nor Germ, is not only a film but also a realization of the fact
of the actual incident.
Our goal is to make a fictional film which will give a voice to particulars communities, organizations and the people of the #RanaPlaza incident. One of the film’s purpose is to raise awareness for the dangerous working conditions in the garment industry and to help improve the lives of the workers.
Over 30 brands were sourcing garments from the #RanaPlaza factory. It took them two years to pay compensate only two families!
Our goal of USD $2,30,000 will help us to make a fiction film to allow people to empathize with the fate of the workers. People who love fashion will get to know about the sacrifices the people made for their beautiful clothes. The film will be produced to show on film festivals and cinemas around the world. Revenues of the film will be used to help the garment workers.
@CBCNews A lot of our clothes bear the label ‘Made in Bangladesh’. But before the deadly collapse of a garment factory there last April, most of us never thought about the people who make them. After clothes bound for Canada were found in the rubble of Rana Plaza, Canadian companies reacted with surprise - how could such a tragedy happen?
The Rana Plaza building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was one of the world's deadliest industrial disasters. A foreseeable consequence of the West's addiction to cheap clothes. 1,140 people died. 16 year-old Anna Akhter, who had her hand amputated before she could be pulled out, and 18 year-old Reshma Begum, who survived in the rubble for 17 days, tell their stories. Reporter Yalda Hakim for BBC 'Our World'.
A video prepared by CPD on One Year of Rana Plaza Tragedy, presented at the CPD dialogue on 23 April 2014
The video compiles the coverage of the incident on newspaper and online news media across the world Credit: Aljazeera, BBC, The New York Times, The Telegraph, Time, World Photo Press, AP, DW, Demon, NDTV, New Age, On Earth, The Guardian, NBC News, Clean Cloth Campaign, RT, ECOSALON, Dhaka Tribune
WE REMEMBER... WE LEARN A documentary about the South African Fashion Industry
Katharine Hamnett and Tansy Hoskins discuss fashion production, brands and sweatshops in the run up to the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh.
Rana Plaza Survivors Call on Brands to Pay Up
Our main goal for this project is to reveal the truth of this incident and
present the scenario from a worker perspective.
The main risk and challenges for this project will be limitation of funds. Without our proposed fund neither we can make the film nor we can help the handicapped people.
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