Made in Bangladesh



Director: Rubaiyat Hossain
Year: 2019
Language: VOSE / VOSC
Genre: Drama

Shimu is 23 years old. She left her city as a child and now lives in Dhaka. She works in the textile industry in very difficult conditions and with very precarious pay, so she decides to join her fellow workers to demand better working conditions. Despite threats from her superiors to stop the pressure she and the other women are exerting, and her husband’s disapproval, she decides to continue the fight by defying the sure-fire adversity of achieving what she wants.

Rubaiyat Hossain (1981) is a Bengali filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and researcher who is inspired by the work of Satyajit Ray, because her focus is on social reality, injustice and exploitation. She graduated as a film director from the New York Film Academy in 2002. She made her film debut in 2011 with Meherjaan, a film about the affair between a Bengali woman and a Pakistani soldier in the 1971 Bangladeshi war of independence. In her second film, Under Construction (2015), Hossain tells the story of a middle-class woman who is unhappy in her marriage. In Made In Bangladesh she remains true to her principles and what she believes film should be.


Tuesday 1st December