How To Make It In: Berlin – Rita In Palma
WINTER FILM AWARDS 2016 NOMINEE - BEST WEB SERIES
- 5 mins
Web Series Competition
|Justine Simonson, Marcus Lehmann|
Can fashion be a force for change? At Berlin’s Rita In Palma, the answer is a resounding yes. This Neukölln-based fashion label employs Turkish women to create handmade couture accessories. Many of these women were unemployed before they started working there. Several are illiterate and almost all of them lack a formal education. In addition to employment, Ann-Kathrin, Rita In Palma’s founder, created an association that is open to all Turkish women. The group provides German lessons, group exercise, and help accessing social services. How To Make It In: Berlin is the first season of How To Make It In: ______________, a web-series about small business owners, startup founders and everyday success stories from Main Streets all around the world.
Justine Simonson is a director, producer and writer of documentary and nonfiction media and the owner of Co Lab Productions in New York City. She has worked in various genres from investigative journalism to arts and entertainment, and her work has appeared on PBS, ABC, NBC, National Geographic, Showtime, Hearst Digital Media and Condé Nast Entertainment among other outlets. Her honors have included two Emmy awards for her work at PBS, several Cine Golden Eagles and a Hugo Award.