THREADS to screen at international conference

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We’re happy to announce that THREADS will screen at the Gendered Threads of Globalization conference at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia.  The conference is March 10 – 12.  THREADS will screen at 3:35PM March 11 in Room 103, Fine Arts Building as part of a session on Bengal.   Director Cathy Stevulak will make a presentation and answer questions about the film.  She will join experts Sanchita Saxena, Naza Mahjabeen Sabet and Farah Khan in discussing “intersections of gendered labor and its exploitation in the region; the revitalization and reinterpretation of heritage Bengali textiles as art and luxury items; and the rise of “slow fashion” and women’s empowerment in the two Bengals.”

The poster for the conference features artwork from Surayia Rahman and the women of Arshi, the embroidered tapestry “Gypsy Wharf.”

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Poster for the GToG conference featuring art of Surayia Rahman.