Rubaiyat Hossain is one of Bangladesh’s handful of female filmmakers, known for her debut feature film Meherjaan (2011) which faced political and cultural wrath in Bangladesh for its anti-war narrative, and its critic of masculine nationalism from a feminine point of view. Her second feature Under Construction (2015) premiered at New Directors Showcase at Seattle International Film festival and was theatrically released and well received in Bangladesh. Her third feature film Made in Bangladesh (2019), premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and for which she received her first APSA nomination for the Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO. Hossain uses a feminist lens to deconstruct the otherwise phallocentric institution of cinema. Currently she lives between Dhaka and New York making films and attending Tisch School of Arts at New York University in Cinema Studies.

Accolades

Rubaiyat Hossain and François d'Artemare and Ashique Mostafa
Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2019

Made in Bangladesh

Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2019

Made in Bangladesh

Shimu is 23 years old and works in a clothing textile factory in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka. She earns little money while working many…

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Films

Made in Bangladesh
2019

Made in Bangladesh

Bangladesh, France, Denmark, Portugal
2019

Made in Bangladesh

Shimu is 23 years old and works in a clothing textile factory in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka. She earns little money while working many…

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