Internationally acclaimed Bangladeshi filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain completed the shooting of her upcoming film “Made in Bangladesh” on Friday, June 1.
The production phase of the film began on April 17 and shots were taken from different parts of Dhaka and Gazipur over 36 days.
The director recently said her film would explore how the garments industry of Bangladesh has helped to empower women and given them socio-economic independence, by presenting the struggles and successes of female RMG workers.
She also said the main story would revolve around a character named Shimu, who reflects the RMG worker community.
“Made in Bangladesh” is a Bangla film coproduced by Bangladesh, France, Denmark and Portugal.
The film is being financed by France’s CNC fund, Norway’s Sørfond plus, the EU’s Eurimages fund and Denmark’s Danish Film Institute fund.
Other than the grants, the film has also been financed by Pyramid Films and Pyramid International, the French distributor and international sales agent for the film.
Speaking to the Dhaka Tribune’s Showtime, Rubaiyat said: “The shooting is done and the film should hopefully be finished by the end of this year.”
When asked about the probable release date for the film in Bangladesh, she replied that it was yet to be set but should be some time in 2019.
The film will feature Rikita Nandini Shimu, Deepanwita Martin, Mayabe Rahman, Novera Rahman and Parvin Paru in the lead roles, while Mustafa Monwar, Shatabdi Wadud, Joyraaj, and Momena Chowdhury will also star.