ArtMattan Films acquired the award winning drama Made In Bangladesh by Rubaiyat Hossain, based on the life of Daliya Akter, a garment worker who escaped child marriage and went on to lead a trade union fighting for workers’ rights in Bangladesh capital, Dhaka.
Made In Bangladesh had its world premiere screening at TIFF 2019 and is currently playing in 62 theatres in France, seven theatres in Denmark, and one theatre in Lisbon, Portugal. It is currently screening in major festivals in the USA and will start it’s US theatrical run in March 2020, before getting a digital and home-video release.
Made In Bangladesh has already accumulated six wins for Best Film, Best Director and Public Awards from the African Diaspora International Film Festival 2019, the Amiens International Film Festival 2019, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2019 and the Festival International de Film Saint-Jean-de-Luz 2019.
The film depicts the struggles and successes of female ready-made garments (RMG) workers and explores how the garments industry of Bangladesh has helped to empower women and has provided them socio-economic independence.
Made In Bangladesh is Rubaiyat Hossain’s third feature length film after Meherjaan (2011) and Under Construction (2015).