Made in Bangladesh

Rubaiyat Hossain | France, Bangladesh, Denmark, Portugal | 2019 | 95'
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Synopsis
Shimu works in a t-shirt factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She and her colleagues work in gruesome conditions, without any sort of security. The need to assert their rights and enforce the recognition of the active role of women will lead Shimu to become the leader of a trade union movement. The passionate denunciation of work exploitation in the textile industry, inspired by a true story.
Cast
Rikita Shimu, Novera Rahman, Parvin Paru, Deepanita Martin
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Pyramide International
Production
Les Films de l'Après-midi, Khona Talkies, Beofilm, Midas Filmes, Cinema Cocoon
Editing
Rubaiyat Hossain, Philippe Barrière
Cinematography
Sabine Lancelin
Editing
Raphaëlle Martin-Hölger, Sujan Mahmud
Subtitles
Italian
Language
English, Bengali
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Main awards
ARTE International Open Doors Award (Locarno Film Festival 2017), Interfedi Award (Torino Film Festival 2019), CMCAS Award, Prix Spécial du Jury fiction and Prix du public (Amiens International Film Festival 2019), Peace Film Award (Tromsø International Film Festival 2020)
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Biography
Rubaiyat Hossain was born in Bangladesh in 1981. She studied cinema at the Tisch School of Arts of New York University. She lives and works in Dhaka. Her second feature film, Under Construction, was selected to premiere at the 2017 Festival of Locarno in 2017. Made in Bangladesh, her third feature film, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019.
Filmography
2019 - Made in Bangladesh, ff
2016 - Under Construction, ff
2011 - Meherjaan, ff

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