Films We Like in association with Hollywood Suite presents “MADE IN BANGLADESH”
A film by Rubaiyat Hossain
Opening June 5th at VIRTUAL CINEMAS Across Canada!
Bangladeshi director Rubaiyat Hossain’s MADE IN BANGLADESH returns to Canada after premiering at TIFF 2019.
Shimu (played by Rikita Nandini Shimu) works in a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Faced with difficult and dangerous working conditions, she decides to start a union with her co-workers. In the face of threats from the management and disapproval of her husband, Shimu is determined to go on. Together, the women must fight and find a way.
Hossain was inspired by films such as Rosetta and Norma Rae and MADE IN BANGLADESH’s main character, Shimu is based on the real life experiences of a Dhaka garment worker.
Rubaiyat Hossain debuted as a feature filmmaker with Meherjaan (2011), about a Bengali woman’s love affair with a Pakistani soldier during Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence. Rubaiyat’s next film, Under Construction (2015), was released in 2015 and tells the story of an urban middle-class woman in an unhappy marriage.
Rubaiyat has worked for prominent women’s rights NGOs in Bangladesh such as Ain O Salish Kendra and Naripokkho. She was also the co-coordinator for the first international workshop on Sexuality and Rights organized by BRAC School of Public Health in 2007.
On June 5th 2020, support independent Canadian cinemas closed due to COVID-19. Proceeds from the virtual ticket purchases will help sustain programming and support efforts to reopen several participating theatersincluding Human Rights Watch Film Festival (Toronto, ON).
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