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Made in Bangladesh (2019)

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.

Director:

Rubaiyat Hossain

Writers:

Rubaiyat Hossain, Philippe Barrière (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rikita Nandini Shimu Rikita Nandini Shimu ... Shimu
Novera Rahman Novera Rahman ... Daliya
Parvin Paru Parvin Paru ... Maya
Mayabi Rahman Mayabi Rahman ... Tania
Shahana Goswami ... Nasima
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mita Chowdhury Mita Chowdhury ... Guest appearance
Momena Chowdhury ... Labor Ministry Woman Officer
Wahida Mollick Jolly Wahida Mollick Jolly ... Rahima
Joyraaj Joyraaj ... Garment's Owner
Samina Lutfa Samina Lutfa ... Farzana
Deepanwita Martin Deepanwita Martin ... Reshma
Mostafa Monwar Mostafa Monwar ... Sohel (as Mostofa Monwar)
Mita Rahman Mita Rahman ... Moyna's Mother
Shatabdi Wadud ... Reza
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Chances are at least one item in your clothes closet started its life in Bangladesh. This is a story of the women who make our jeans and T-shirts, told as a moving, suspenseful tale not simply of exploitation, but also of empowerment. Director Rubaiyat Hossain has achieved something remarkable, turning what could have been simply dry or guilt-inducing into a colorful, constantly engaging drama. Shimu (Rikita Nandini 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 ... Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

4 December 2019 (France) See more »

Filming Locations:

Dhaka, Bangladesh See more »

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