INDIE MEME presents: VIRTUAL SCREENING OF MADE IN BANGLADESH
Shimu, 23, works in a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Faced with difficult conditions at work, she decides to start a union with her co-workers. Despite threats from the management and disapproval of her husband, Shimu is determined to go on. Together the women must fight and find a way.
Post screening virtual Q&A with FILMMAKER RUBAIYAT HOSSAIN.
Rubaiyat Hossain is a filmmaker, writer, and interdisciplinary researcher. She has completed her B. A. in Women Studies from Smith College, USA, and M. A. in South Asian Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Her primary fields of interest are Sufism, Bengali nationalism, the formation of Bengali modernity, and its correlation with female sexuality. Rubaiyat Hossain has worked for prominent women’s rights NGOs in Bangladesh such as Ain O Shalish Kendra and Naripokkho. She has worked as a part time lecturer in the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh since 2006.
Indie Meme members: Free
General Audience/Non-Members: $5.00
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.View Map