In yet another honour for Rubaiyat Hossain-directed “Made in Bangladesh”, the feature film won the Interfedi Award at Torino Film Festival in Italy on Saturday night for effectively representing the conditions of women textile workers in an economically marginalized area.
Commenting on the film, the festival jury said “Excellently performed and directed, with crude realism it effectively represents the conditions of female textile workers in an economically marginalized area, presenting a story of emancipation and courage which starts from an awareness of rights we take for granted and moves into other realities which have yet to assert themselves.”
In a Facebook post, Rubaiyat said “Congratulations to my wonderful actors and crew!”
The film’s cast includes Shahana Goswami, Shatabdi Wadud, Rikita Nandini Shimu, Momena Chowdhury and Parvin Paru.
The Interfedi jury, promoted by the Waldensian Church and the Jewish Community of Turin, under the aegis of the Interfedi Committee of the City of Turin, and consisting of Sophie Peyronel (Waldensian Church), Daniele Segre (Jewish Community), and Beppe Valperga (Interfedi Committee), gave the seventh edition of the “award for the respect of minorities and secularism” to “Made in Bangladesh.”