“Made in Bangladesh” is being screened on 70 theaters in three countries

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It’s not Mostofa Sarwar Farooki directed 2007 film, It’s Rubaiyat Hossain directed film released earlier this month. This 2009 film is currently being screened on 70 theaters in France, Denmark and Portugal. In terms of theatrical count, it’s highest after the highly appreciated film ‘Matir Moina (The Clay Bird)’ by noted director Tareque Masud.
The latest film ‘Made in Bangladesh’ is based on a real garments worker Dalia. It’s struggle of a 23 year old garments factory worker Shimu(film character), who decides to fight against factory management. Because she found she is being deprived of fair wages. She decides to form workers union amid resistance from factory owners.
After the show on New York African Diaspora film festival, an African female director highly appreciated the film and asked the director Rubaiyat Hossain to continue making this type of film. She even promised funding if required.
This film is jointly produced by France, Denmark and Portugal. ‘Made in Bangladesh has already won five awards and scheduled to release in US, Canada and Poland in early next year. Director Rubaiyat Hossain hopes Bangladeshi movie lovers will be able to watch the film in mid-2020.

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Shihab Uddin Ahmed is with Dhaka News since 2011. He has long experience of writing on various issues for web medium. He has a master’s degree from Jagannath University. You can read his science articles in English and Bengali on https://fromreadingtable.com

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