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Leslie Harris: Made in Bangladesh a hidden gem of the last decade

  • Published at 11:20 pm January 1st, 2020
Made in Bangladesh
A scene from Made in Bangladesh | Courtesy

Leslie Harris is an American film director, screenwriter and producer

Recently, Rubayet Hossain’s Made in Bangladesh achieved a new milestone as The Current magazine enlisted the film in their list of top ten hidden gems of the last decade. 

The Current is a film magazine of The Criterion Collection, one of the world’s most prestigious home video distribution platforms. 

Film-makers like Sean Baker, Ari Aster, Leslie Harris, Alex Ross Perry, Daniel Schmidt, Susan Seidelman and Julie Taymor were asked to share their favourite underappreciated film from the past decade. 

Besides, Made in Bangladesh this list also includes Tommy Lee Jones’s Palme D’or nominated The Horseman(2014), Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise: Faith (2012) and Ana Lily Amirpour’s The Bad Batch (2016).

Matt Spicer’s Ingrid Goes West (2018), and Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum (2018). This film was nominated for Oscar and won Jury Award at Cannes.

Leslie Harris selected Made in Bangladesh. She believes: “The storytelling in the film is like the lead character—quiet, methodical, and tenacious, reminiscent of the great director Satyajit Ray.” 

Born in Ohio, Leslie Harris is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. With her 1992 film Just Another Girl on the I.R.T., Leslie Harris became the first African-American woman director, writer, producer and executive producer to win a Special Jury Prize at The Sundance Film Festival for Best Feature Film.