inspiration. determination. liberation.

Documentary film synopsis

Surayia, photographed by Anil Advani.

Surayia, photographed by Anil Advani.


Down a narrow lane flanked by garment factories they came to her, over roads and over rivers, for inspiration, for guidance, for work. She is Surayia Rahman, a self-trained, passionate artist who guided hundreds of underprivileged women in Bangladesh to create masterworks.  This exquisitely hand-embroidered art has been gifted to dignitaries and admired in collections throughout the world.

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March 14 – Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

March 10 – Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA  Get tickets here

February 18 – 20 – FLO Film Festival, Mumbai, India

February 8 – Artisans’ Centre for Art Craft and Design, Mumbai, India

January 19 – U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC

January 6 – Key Center Library, Key Center, WA

—  2016 —

December 15 – Women’s Interclub Council, Gig Harbor, WA  

November 6 and 7Friday Harbor Film Festival, Friday Harbor, WA

November 5 – Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, Gig Harbor, WA

October 29 – Women’s Ways of Making Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

October 22 – Seattle South Asian Film Festival, Seattle, WA

October 16 – Fibre Arts Newfoundland and Labrador 2015 (in cooperation with the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival)

October 15 – The Textile Museum, Washington, DC

October 3 – Chicago South Asian Film Festival, Chicago, IL

September 28 – Hilltop Artists, Tacoma, WA

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