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Made in Bangladesh

(Rubaiyat Hossain, 2019)

Stream | Columbus Premiere

A woman walks away from the camera down a smoky street

A textile worker fights for employee rights after a coworker is killed in a fire at her factory in this piercing drama.

Shimu works in a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Faced with difficult, cruel conditions at work, she decides to start a union with her coworkers. Despite threats from management and the disapproval of her husband, Shimu is determined to go on, and together the women fight to find a way. The director of the controversial Meherjaan (2011) and herself a feminist organizer in Bangladesh, Hossain made the film with a majority woman crew. (95 mins., digital video) In English and Bengali with English subtitles. 

"An urgent cry for worker’s rights, and a vision of feminist solidarity in the face of overwhelming oppression."
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A woman walks away from the camera down a smoky street

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A woman holds a book out in front of her

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A group of women in a textile factory look out disapprovingly

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A group of women in saris talk while walking together

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MADE POSSIBLE BY
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
American Electric Power Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Nationwide Foundation

 
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Huntington Bank
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Kaufman Development
Cardinal Health Foundation

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