Award-winning filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain’s third feature film titled ‘Made in Bangladesh’ is all set to see its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIIF) in Ontario, Canada. The film will be screened under the Contemporary World Cinema category featuring narrative films made by young directors, reports The Independent.
The film revolves around Shimu, a young readymade-garment (RMG) factory worker in Dhaka, who gets involved with the workers’ union while facing her husband’s restrictive ideology at home. In 2012, a fire broke out at Tazreen Fashion Factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 117 workers. On April 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory building collapsed, and over 1,000 workers lost their lives. As a response to these tragedies, director Rubaiyat Hossain wanted to make a film about the resilience of the young women engaged in the RMG sector.