From Foreign Service to documentary film making

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Posted by: Len

The Foreign Service Journal‘s January issue has an article I wrote about Surayia and how Cathy and I came to be making the documentary film “Threads.”  As I note in the article, telling the story of Surayia and the women who worked with her, and being able to bring their art to a wider audience, is not at all what we expected to be doing after leaving the Foreign Service.  But it has been and continues to be an amazing experience, full of interesting people and new learning.

Anil Advani’s photo of Surayia and several of her “girls” is the perfect centerpiece for the article.  He captured the characters and the relationships so well.