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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.

Posted by:  Cathy

I am very honored to be presenting “Threads: the Art and Life of Surayia Rahman” at the Maiwa Textile Symposium, September 25 at 7:45PM on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC!  The Maiwa Symposium is an amazing series of workshops, lectures and events hosted each year by Maiwa Handprints.  I have long admired the work of Maiwa’s Charlotte Kwon, and her devotion to textile art and artisans.

Registration for the Maiwa Symposium begins on June 23.  I’ll be sure to post a reminder, and would love to see friends there.

Also in September,  I will be jointly presenting a paper on “Surayia Rahman: The Refining of a Domestic Art”  at the Textile Society of America Symposium, “New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future,”  in Los Angeles with Professor Niaz Zaman of Bangladesh, one of the foremost authorities on nakshi kantha.  Niaz has known Surayia for many years and has been a strong supporter of the documentary film project from the beginning.  Niaz will follow her TSA presentation with ones in Seattle and San Francisco on other topics related to nakshi kantha.

Posted by Cathy and Len

Here is our latest newsletter, a Mothers’ Day tribute.  You can subscribe to the quarterly updates from Threads by going to the website and adding your name to our mailing list.  We do not sell or share our information.

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