TFL Films & Series

Made in Bangladesh

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.

Main info

Title: Made in Bangladesh
Year: 2019
Directed by: Rubaiyat Hossain
Premiere & awards: Toronto International Film Festival 2019, Contemporary World Cinema
Produced by: Les Films de l’Après-Midi – France Khona Talkies – Bangladesh
In co-production with: Beofilm – Denmark, Midas Filmes – Portugal
Countries: France, Bangladesh, Denmark, Portugal


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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