Garments workers impressed with Shimu

The special screening of Rubaiyat Hossain’s Shimu (Made in Bangladesh) took place on May 20.

Runa Akhter from Khulna is a 22-year-old woman worker who works in Savar in a garments factory.

She was among the attendants of a special screening of Rubaiyat Hossain’s Shimu (Made in Bangladesh) that took place on May 20.

She along with her colleagues resonated with the Shimu on screen.

After the show, she said, Shimu in the picture is like herself in real life. 

When the labor leader heard Shimu is inspired by the true story of Daliya Akhtar.

She said: The Runas today are enjoying the fruits of Daliya’s sacrifice for the garment workers.

Not just Runa, everyone present at the Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity (BCWS) office in Ashulia .

And on the grounds of Jirabo Nishchintopur Dewan Idris High School were fascinated by “Shimu”.

The film was released on March 11 in Bangladesh on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

It was then screened at the BFI London Film Festival and went on to win seven international awards.

The film was commercially released in various cinemas in Australia, Singapore, China, Portugal, France, Denmark, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany, and Turkey.

The film stars Reekita Nandini Shimu, Novera Rahman, Dipanbita Martin, Parveen Paru, Mayabi Maya, Mostafa Monwar, Shatabdi Wadud, Jayaraj, Momena Chowdhury, Wahida Mallick Jolly and Samina Lutfa.

Mita Chowdhury and Shahana Goswami from India have acted in two guest roles.

The screening was organized by Blast, Christian Aid, Naripokkho and Shojag Coalition on the occasion of May Day.

As a continuation of this initiative, “Shimu” will be screened at Satish School in Tongi on Friday, May 26 at 4 pm.

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