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Made In Bangladesh

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Shimu fled her village as a child when her stepmother threatened to marry her off to a middle-aged man. Now 23 and living in the capital, she works grueling hours for paltry sums at a textile factory while her husband searches for work.

After a fire in the factory results in the death of a co-worker, Shimu is approached by a union advocate who provides her with a crash course in women workers’ rights — and the tools to enforce them. But Shimu’s attempt to unionize her workplace is met with resistance at every turn, not only from her patriarchal employers, who openly threaten her, but also her colleagues, who are desperate to keep their jobs in a world where options for survival are few.

In her struggle to make her world a fairer place, Shimu discovers within herself reserves of courage and tenacity, along with a galvanizing sense of purpose. She is the Norma Rae we need now.

In English & Bengali w/English subtitles

2019. 95 minutes. Drama. NR.

Made in Bangladesh never sugar coats the near-insurmountable obstacles Shimu and her fellow workers face…[the] mix scenes of Shimu coming up against barriers with scenes of her achieving small successes ensures the film never feels hopeless..

Seventh Row

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.

The Hollywood Reporter

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.

Cinema Scope

Q&A Discussion

Click here to view a recording of a live conversation with MADE IN BANGLADESH director, Rubaiyat Hossain; activist and union leader Daliya Akter; and actors Shimu Rikita Nandini and Novera Ahmed!

The conversation was hosted by Cat Kim, Associate Director at the Cinema Art Center in collaboration with MADE IN BANGLADESH distributor ArtMattan Films.

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Rent Online - $10

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