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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:  Len

We are very pleased to announce that Threads has been approved for fiscal sponsorship by the International Documentary Association (IDA) of Los Angeles.  IDA, which is a not-for-profit organization with tax exempt status in the U.S., supports documentary film making worldwide and is dedicated to increasing public awareness and appreciation for the documentary genre.

The “Support the Film” page of our website has been updated to reflect IDA as the main way to contribute to ensuring that the story of Surayia, the art she created, and the women of Arshi is shared with audiences worldwide.

Fiscal sponsorship is an important milestone for an independent film project.  U.S. persons can donate to Threads through IDA and receive a tax deduction, to the extent allowed by law, for the donation.  IDA then passes the money to our film production company, Kantha Productions LLC, for use on the film.  Because IDA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, many corporations will match gifts to it made by their employees, effectively doubling the amount of an individual’s donation.

We are extremely pleased to be working with such a professional and respected organization.

Thank you in advance for considering a contribution to the film.