Made in Bangladesh - Enzian Theater

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South Asian Film Festival

Made in Bangladesh


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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
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