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Made in Bangladesh

Made in Bangladesh

Rubaiyat Hossain

France, Bangladesh, Denmark, Portugal | 2019 | Genre: Drama | running time: 90’

"It is not a movie only for the women in Bangladesh. It is not a movie just for female workers. It is a movie for every woman in the world."
Bidita Zaman - High On Films

TFL Awards

TFL Audience Design Fund 2018 (€ 40.000)
consultancy with TFL experts Emanuela Barbano and Clara Miranda Scherffig - Paris, July 2019

The TFL Funds are supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union

festivals & awards

Contemporary World Cinema, Toronto International Film Festival 2019


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.


Made in Bangladesh



France, Bangladesh, Denmark, Portugal

running time


produced by

Les Films de l’Après-Midi – France
Khona Talkies – Bangladesh

in co-production with

Beofilm – Denmark
Midas Filmes – Portugal

directed by

Rubaiyat Hossain

written by

Rubaiyat Hossain, Philippe Barrière


Pyramide International

A young ready-made-garment worker gets involved with workers’ union and fights the sweatshop factory owner, while facing her husband’s restrictive ideology at home.
TFL Awards

TFL Audience Design Fund 2018

Rubaiyat Hossain

Film Director