The Rasheda Trust

  • Switzerland

"The Rasheda Trust" shows the ups and downs of the entrepreneur Rasheda Begum, who rose from nothing and holds her ground in a male-dominated world. Back in the eighties, Rasheda's family lived in extreme poverty. The only cash income came from Rasheda's husband Ali, who worked for a pittance as a labourer. When government officials came to the village and offered the first micro credits, Rasheda saw he chance. A success story, filmed in Bangladesh between 1993 and 2005, surprising and entertaining.

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  • Original title
    The Rasheda Trust
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jürg Neuenschwander
  • DOP
    Pierre Mennel, Bankaj Balit, Peter Hammann, Oliver Wills
  • Editing
    Regina Bärtschi, Eliane Schott
  • Sound
    Ingrid Städeli, Peter von Siebenthal
  • Duration
    52 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
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