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Posted by: Cathy and Len

We are very pleased to announce that Threads is finished and will have its first festival screening at our hometown Gig Harbor Film Festival.  Mark your calendars:  Saturday, October 18 at 12:55 PM at the Galaxy Theater in Uptown Gig Harbor.  Tickets are available at the GHFF office next door to the theater, and online at Eventbrite.  We will be there to answer questions after the film.

The Gig Harbor Film Festival is a wonderful community event that has been growing each year.  Volunteers are the backbone of the GHFF, and we are proud to be part of the volunteer team.

Many, many thanks to everyone who has helped to make this day possible.  A huge thank you to our donors:  friends, family and total strangers who contributed time, photos, advice, and money to this project.  We look forward to showing you the film.  And of course we could not have done anything without the constant support of Surayia Rahman and her children and grandchildren.

Keep checking back for updates on additional screenings of Threads.


 

 

 

 

 

Posted by:  Len

Thanks to Living Local Gig Harbor for a great article (on page 38) about Surayia, the women of Arshi and Threads.  Sarah Polyakov really took an interest in the story and did a lot of research on it.  She’s a film maker herself, so we had interesting discussions and discovered a lot common.

Related to this, we will be making an announcement soon about our first film festival screening.  Stay tuned.

 

Posted by:  Cathy and Len

A huge thank you to everyone who donated to the Threads finishing campaign during July.  Thanks to all of you we are able to move forward with the critical final work that will make Threads into a completed film, ready to be seen around the world.

We still welcome donations, of any size, and appreciate them all!

Our campaign website will remain active for the time being, and people can always donate directly through the International Documentary Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Thank you!

Showing Surayia clips from the film footage.  Photo: Anil Advani

Showing Surayia clips from the film footage. Photo: Anil Advani

 

Posted by: Cathy and Len

We wish all of our friends in Bangladesh and around the world a happy and peaceful Eid al-Fitr.   Our Eid message is at this link.

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Posted by: Cathy and Len

Here is the latest update on where we are with the Threads finishing campaign.  We are very grateful to everyone who has contributed to help bring this inspiring film to the world, and hope that you will help us spread the word through your networks to others who are interested in learning how a single person can make lasting, positive, change in the lives of many.

Inspiration.  Determination.  Liberation.  That is the story of Surayia Rahman and the women of Arshi.

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Surayia Rahman design. “Nobanno.” Photo by Anil Advani.

 

 

 

Posted by:  Cathy and Len

Threads has reached a major milestone, picture lock.  We’ve finished editing and changes to the film’s story line.  Now we’re moving to the final but crucial part of post-production:  final music, color correction, sound mix, and making the masters for future copies of the film.  So there is still a lot to do, but the time when we can begin showing the finished version of Threads to you and the world is in sight.

We are thankful to everyone who has supported Threads over nearly five years.  Your help and encouragement has carried us this far and will get us across the finish line!

You can find the film finishing campaign at this link. Some of the friends of Threads tell why they have supported the project.  Please share this link with people who are interested in a film that tells the stories of unconventional women who followed a different path to economic self-sufficiency and that challenges some common views of Bangladesh.  There will be more stories from friends of the film in future posts.

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