Support the Film

Help bring “threads” to the world!


Surayia and some of the women of Arshi

Women artisans, once destitute young mothers, have supported their families over the past 30 years, stitch by stitch.  Just as each stitch has made a difference in their lives, so every donation you make — small or large — will help us complete the film that celebrates their many accomplishments.



Please make your check or money order payable to International Documentary Association, and write Threads-3732 on the memo line.  Send to:  Threads, c/o Kantha Productions LLC, PO Box 143, Lakebay, WA 98349-0143.

Donations are tax-deductible for U.S. persons.


We welcome donations in Bangladesh currency as well.  Please contact us to find out how you can help.

We are in the final stages of post-production for the film.  Your contribution brings us that much closer to finishing!  With your help, we aim to complete the film and start bringing it to events and festivals this September.   These are our top priorities:

  • final editing
  • color correction
  • motion graphics
  • original music
  • sound mix
  • insurance & legal fees

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The International Documentary Association (IDA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the fiscal sponsor for Threads, and all contributions to the film made through IDA are tax-deductible for U.S. persons to the full extent provided by law. Employers may match contributions as well.

special thanks

Many people have contributed to our work in some special way.  Thank you for your generous support of this film.

Surayia Rahman and her family, for letting us into their lives

Associazione Centro Studi Tagore

Julia Brennan, in memory of Barbara Brennan

Vashon Island Quilt Guild

Olympic Chapter American Needlepoint Guild

Fox-Wilmar Productions editing services

Sage Internet Solutions Ltd. website services and consultation

PaperRhyme Advertising Ltd. Bangladesh translation, graphics, printing, outreach

Perfect Copy and Print graphics, printing

Capilano University Indigenous Independent Filmmaking Program equipment

Mimi Bean transcription

Tobie Caplette, To Be Heard Digital Films, Inc. still photography and filming

Austin Jansen clips

Clyde Owan still photography

Oneza & Associates graphic design

Suzanne Pelland graphic design

Jack Southall clips

Michael Stevulak photography and website services

Elthem Kabir, Md. Asaduzzaman transportation

Osman Yusuf accommodations

Firoze Ahmed too many things to list