Fashion on Film: Made in Bangladesh

Group of women standing in a workshop or warehouse with their hands on their hips
A scene from the film “Made in Bangladesh.”


Join us for the second film in our Fashion on Film summer series, “Made in Bangladesh." The film will be followed by a discussion with Rebecca Ballard and Allie Gardner from The Fashion Connection.

Based on the life of Daliya Akter, the film follows a garment worker who escaped child marriage and went on to lead a trade union fighting for workers' rights in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka. Her story depicts the struggles and successes of female ready-made garment workers and explores how the garment industry of Bangladesh has helped to empower women and give them socio-economic independence. 

Since its world premiere in 2019, “Made in Bangladesh” has accumulated six wins for best film, best director and public awards from the 2019 African Diaspora International Film Festival, Amiens International Film Festival, Asia Pacific Screen Awards and the Festival International de Film Saint-Jean-de-Luz, among others. 

(Rubaiyat Hossain, 2019, 93 minutes.)

About The Fashion Connection

Rebecca Ballard founded The Fashion Connection (2021) to create connections advancing the U.S. sustainable fashion movement. Last year TFC launched a Guide for Communication and Engagement at the intersection of human trafficking and fashion, and their newly launched Resource Library pulls together all of the resources key for U.S. sustainable fashion practitioners. TFC is also hosting quarterly sustainable fashion policy lunches in DC, please reach out to Rebecca if you would like to join this group.

How to Participate

This program will take place in person at the museum. Space is limited, so please register online to reserve your spot.

About Fashion on Film

This summer film festival presents three documentaries focused on sustainable fashion, followed by lively discussions led by industry leaders. Fashion on Film is a collaboration with Tribute Collective's Intermission series. Browse upcoming programs