Thu, July 28, 2022
6:00 p.m. EDT
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20052
Join us for the second film in our Fashion on Film summer series, “Made in Bangladesh."
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.)
This program will take place in person at the museum. Space is limited, so please register online to reserve your spot.
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