Posted by Cathy

Thank you to our friends at ClothRoads for the recent blog post about making THREADS.  We were happy to share some behind-the-scenes stories about how the documentary was created and some of the challenges and serendipity involved.  THREADS took five years to make … and the story is still continuing!  The blog post also has images from the earliest stages of film production to the final version of THREADS.  Thanks, as always, to Anil Advani for his photographs of Surayia Rahman and the artisans she worked with for 25 years to create exquisite embroidered nakshi kantha wall hangings.

Be sure to take a look at all of the ClothRoads website to experience textiles from around the world.  The site is a global textile marketplace where you can obtain unique items and whet your appetite for travel to see them being made in person.  The blog contains articles that you won’t find elsewhere, offering insights into textile creations and creators.  If you have an interest in world textiles or meaningful travel, the ClothRoads blog is a must-read.

 

Filming at Surayia’s home

 

 

Posted by:  Cathy and Len

Here is a link to the latest newsletter for THREADS.  You’ll find information about the national award Surayia Rahman recently received, along with details of how and where you can get your own copy of THREADS, and how you can request it for your local library or your school.

We’re so grateful to many people who have helped along this journey, and we hope to have your support as we move to the next phase of this inspiring project: continuing the outreach for the film, bringing it to women and girls around the world and using it to improve the lives of artisans everywhere.

Links to past newsletters and to other articles about Surayia Rahman and THREADS is on the film website here.

Very best wishes for 2018!

Surayia and women of ARSHI.

Posted by:  Cathy and Len

Welcome to the new, updated, kanthathreads.com!

Many, many thanks to Elizabeth Hendrix of RippleFLIX for her vision, energy and skill!  We appreciate your help more than we can say.  And thanks also to the tech staff at Siteground for helping us go live today.

Threads is now available for educational institutions, libraries and for community screenings at distributor Collective Eye.

For home use (without public performance rights) you can buy a DVD on Amazon.com or stream the film on Vimeo.com.

Please help us spread the word, and ask your public library and school to get a copy!

Surayia and women of ARSHI.

Posted by:  Cathy and Len

THREADS poster design by Lynn StevensonWe wish everyone a happy and healthy 2016!  You can read our end-of-year recap newsletter here.

2015 has been a year filled with activity for Threads, and we look forward to announcing more exciting news soon.  Please keep following the list of screenings on our home page and Facebook, and do contact us at info@kanthathreads.com if you or someone you know would like to host a screening of the film.

As we noted in the newsletter, we are fundraising to dub the English portions of Threads into Bangla, and to travel to Bangladesh to show the film to a number of audiences, including in the slum where our friends from Spreeha work.  Please consider a tax-deductible year-end contribution to these efforts via the International Documentary Association.

Thanks to everyone who has helped us so much this year, especially to Lynn Stevenson who designed beautiful posters, flyers, bookmarks and postcards.

Posted by:  Len

Here is the link to the latest newsletter from Threads.  As you can see in the newsletter, and from the growing list of laurels on the website homepage, the film is reaching a wider and wider audience.  If you know of people or places that should host a screening of this film, please have them contact us or let us know how we can reach them.  info@kanthathreads.com.

One of our next goals is to dub the English portions of the film into Bangla so that we can show it widely in Bangladesh.  We hope to have exciting news soon about when Threads will screen there.

Thanks again to everyone who has supported Threads!  We could not have come this far without your help.

Surayia in a scene from THREADS.  Filmed by Mishuk Munier.

Surayia in a scene from THREADS. Filmed by Mishuk Munier.