Shimu works gruelling hours for paltry pay in a clothing factory. After a fire leaves a co-worker dead, Shimu is moved to start a union. Her attempts are met with resistance, not just from her patriarchal employers but also her colleagues, who fear losing their jobs. In the face of threats from management and violent disapproval of her husband, Shimu discovers a courage and tenacity she didn’t know she had.
France, Bangladesh, Denmark, Portugal