Friday, September 24th, 03:30 pm. Cinema Massimo, Screen 2

Fighting for rights

On Friday, September 24th at 03:30 pm at Cinema Massimo?s Screen 2, there will be a special event dedicated to the various ways in which the battle for workers? rights, healthcare and safety in particular. The event is organized in collaboration with the University of Turin?s Department of Law and Democratic Judiciary and CGIL-CISL-UIL. The screening of the film Made in Bangladesh by Rubaiyat Hossain will be followed by a debate in which Mia Caielli (University of Turin?s Department of Law), Gianni Cortese (UIL Turin and Piedmont), Rita Sanlorenzo (Magistratura Democratica) will intervene.

Access mode: admission to the event is free of charge subject to availability upon reservation by writing to the email:

MADE IN BANGLADESH (France/ Bangladesh/Denmark, 2019, 95′)

Director: Rubaiyat Hossain
Screenplay: Rubaiyat Hossain, Philippe Barrière
Photography: Sabine Lancelin
Editing: Raphaëlle Martin-Hölger, Sujan Mahmud
Music: Tin Soheili
Cast: Rikita Nandini Shimu (Shimu), Novera Rahman (Daliya), Deepanwita Martin (Reshma), Parvin Paru (Maya), Mayabe, Mostafa Monwar
Producer: François D?Artemare, Ashique Mostafa
Production: Les Films de l?Après-Midi, Khona Talkies

Twenty three year old Shimu works at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In order to face the difficult working conditions, she decides to form a union with her colleagues. Despite threats from the factory management and her husband?s disapproval, Shimu is determined to keep going.

Rubaiyat Hossain (Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1981) is an internationally acclaimed director, writer and producer. After her graduate degree in film at New York University?s Tisch School of the Arts she started her career in the world of cinema; her works, mainly focusing on the female condition, have been screened in festivals all over the world and received numerous accolades.

Filmography: Meherjaan (2011), Under Construction (2015), Made in Bangladesh (2019).