The Rasheda Trust

The Rasheda Trust

THE RASHEDA TRUST shows the ups and downs of the Bangladeshi 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 her chance. A success story, filmed in Bangladesh between 1993 and 2005, surprising and entertaining.


Country of Production
Switzerland, Bangladesh

Year of Production

Digi Beta Pal, Beta SP Pal

52 min

Jürg Neuenschwander

Container Film AG in co-production with Dharitri Media & Communications and Schweizer Fernsehen SF

Original Language
Bangla, English

English, French, German

Festivals / Awards

Visions du Réel Nyon 2006