South Asian Film Festival
Made in Bangladesh
After a successful theatrical run in France and multiple award wins worldwide, MADE IN BANGLADESH is now available for Florida audiences to see!
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. A moving and suspenseful tale not simply of exploitation, but also of empowerment, MADE IN BANGLADESH achieves something remarkable by turning Shimu’s struggle into a colorful, authentic and highly engaging drama.
Bangladesh/France/Denmark/Portugal, 2019, 95 min, Directed by Rubaiyat Hossain, In English & Bengali with English subtitles
"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 Shimu's efforts ramp up and appear increasingly futile, ‘Made in Bangladesh’ acquires a quiet power.”– Ben Kenigsberg, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Visually arresting thanks to cinematographer Sabine Lancelin's eye for Dhaka's colorfully saturated and gritty milieu.”– Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
“A gritty, neo-realist story about women fighting patriarchy in the factory and at home. The film is truly inspiring and welcome in a period when things couldn't seem worse.”– Louis Proyect, COUNTERPUNCH.ORG
“Rubaiyat Hossain's third feature film is striking in both theme and technique. ‘Made in Bangladesh’ is a formal marvel.”– Musanna Ahmed, FILM INQUIRY
“’Made in Bangladesh’ finds urgency and compassion in its plea for basic human rights for all in the workplace.”– Courtney Small, CINEMA AXIS