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Special Screenings

Made in Bangladesh

Director: Rubaiyat HOSSAIN

2019|France, Bangladesh, Denmark, Portugal|95min|Language: Bengali|Subtitles: English, Japanese

Date Time Venue Guest
3/10 (Tue) 18:40 Cine Libre Umeda 4    
3/12 (Thu) 12:00 Cine Libre Umeda 4    

A symposium related to "Made in Bangladesh" will be held on March 13.

Symposium: Behind "Made in Bangladesh"

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Rikita NANDINI Shimu
Parvin PARU
Deepanita MARTIN

Nowadays, Bangladesh is the "worldwide factory" in the garment industry. Shimu, a 23-year-old woman is working at one of the export-oriented garment factories in Dhaka. Faced with difficult working conditions, she decides to start a union with her co-workers. Rubaiyat HOSSAIN, one of the most promising filmmakers from Bangladesh, based the film on the real experience of a worker who was a union leader, and describes their struggles as well as their bravery. Their lives have been deeply related to our lives in Japan; we are wearing clothes “made in Bangladesh.”

Following her debut with "Meherjaan" (2011) and her second film "Under Construction" (2015), this film has also asked the way of women’s destiny through her feminism lens. The film symbolically represents the reality of Bangladesh, the unity of women who fight together beyond social classes, and the very colorful clothes of the working women contrasted against the dust and the darkness with the shortage of electricity in the city of Dhaka. This film is the very first film by a Bangladeshi filmmaker at Osaka Asian Film Festival!


★ The screenings of the film is sponsored by Kobe College, Department of English

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