A textile worker fights for employee rights after a co-worker is killed in a fire at her factory.
Shimu, 23, works in a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Faced with difficult conditions at work, she decides to start a union with her co-workers.
Despite threats from the management and disapproval of her husband, Shimu is determined to go on. Together the women must fight and find a way.
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“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.” ~ 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
* Toronto Intl Film Festival – Contemporary World Cinema
* Winner – Public Award for the Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color – ADIFF 2019
* London BFI
* Stockholm International Film Festival – Competition Films from the Sout