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Posted by:  Len

The last few days have been hectic but very positive.  Soon after an announcement went into the local newspaper about our talk at the Silver Cinema series, Cathy and I were contacted by a journalist asking if he could interview us about the film.  We agreed, and he came by to talk with us on Monday the 18th.  As he was going back to his office he mentioned that the article would appear in two day’s time, on the 20th.  Sure enough, we found this article Wednesday morning.  The print edition also included one of Anil Advani’s beautiful portraits of Surayia (see below).  The electronic version of the article has already been shared multiple times by friends on Facebook.  Thank you!

On the 21st, we gave a presentation about Bangladesh, nakshi kantha and the film project to a very supportive community group in Gig Harbor.  Thanks to everyone for your attention and most importantly for your enthusiasm.  We really feel it and appreciate it.  And please keep spreading the word.

We continue working with Rita Meher editing the rough cut of the film.  Cathy recently recorded some narration for Rita to add to the  film to have a better idea of timing and length of scenes.  All very exciting.

Surayia, photographed by Anil Advani.

Surayia, photographed by Anil Advani.




Posted by: Len

Cathy and I had the opportunity this week to talk about the film project to two groups in our area.  We both love these occasions; we get to speak to audiences about a subject that we are passionate about, and we get to show and describe Surayia’s artwork to people who have not seen it before.

On Monday the 22nd we were on Bainbridge Island speaking to a group of embroiderers who had become aware of Surayia’s work when we attended the Embroiderer’s Guild of America regional conference a few months ago.  Thank you for your interest, good questions and donation to the film project!

The next evening we gave a presentation about Bangladesh and the film project to a group in Gig Harbor interested in foreign travel.  That has resulted in an additional invitation to speak to a larger meeting of the group early in 2013.  Thanks to Louise for her tireless championing of our project!

We love talking to people about the film and how we came to be working on it, so if you know of a group with an interest in empowerment of women, embroidery, quilting, South Asia, or any of the many themes that the film touches on, please let us know and we’ll try to find a mutually convenient time to come speak.  You can always reach us by e-mail at:  info (at) kanthathreads.com.