ArtMattan Films has set a virtual theatrical release date of August 28 for the award winning drama film 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.
Over 30 US independent theaters have signed up to participate in the August 28 virtual release of Made In Bangladesh.
Made In Bangladesh had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2019 and went on to accumulate 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, among others. Its US virtual theatrical run in August 2020 will be followed by a digital and home-video release.
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.