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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.
Review: "Made in Bangladesh," Cinema Scope
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Made in Bangladesh