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 critique of masculine nationalism from a feminine point of view. The film won over 20 awards from film festivals around the world including the Audience Award at Northampton Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles Movie Awards.

Her second feature Under Construction (2015) premiered at New Directors Showcase at Seattle International Film Festival and was theatrically released in Bangladesh and France. She was awarded many awards including the Emerging Director Award at the Asian American International Film Festival and two at the National Film Awards of Bangladesh. She has also produced several short films and is currently in post-production on her third feature, Made in Bangladesh. Hossain uses a feminist lens to deconstruct the otherwise phallocentric institution of cinema. She currently lives between Shaka and New York making films and attending Tisch School of Arts at New York University in Cinema Studies.

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