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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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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