Made in Bangladesh
Director: Rubaiyat Hossain Run Time: 95 min. Rating: Not Rated Language: Bengali
Shimu, 23, works in a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Faced with difficult conditions at work, she decides to start a union with her co-workers. Despite threats from the management and disapproval of her husband, Shimu is determined to go on. Together the women must fight and find a way.
Made In Bangladesh is directed by Rubaiyat Hossain and is based on the life of Daliya Akter, a garment worker who escaped child marriage and went on to lead a trade union fighting for workers rights in Bangladesh capital, Dhaka.
“With Made in Bangladesh, Hossain has crafted an urgent cry for workers’ rights, and a vision of feminist solidarity in the face of overwhelming opposition.” ~ Dana Reinoos, Cinema Scope
“As a look behind that T-shirt you just bought on sale for $9.99 at The Gap, and the human labor, sweat and suffering that went into it, this… definitely deserves wider attention..” ~ Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter
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