Fund Raising Event – Threads

Wednesday Jan 6, 2015

Come with us on a journey to Bangladesh and help bring Threads award-winning documentary film to communities there!

Two Water Arts Alliance invites you to join local filmmakers Cathy Stevulak and Leonard Hill for a special film screening and discussion at 6:15PM on Wednesday, January 6 at the Key Center Library. The filmmakers will share behind-the-scenes stories of producing the film, and answer questions from the audience.

Threads tells the story of how visionary Bangladeshi woman frees herself and hundreds of marginalized women and their families from poverty and social hardships by creating timeless works of art. These artworks are now in museums and private collections on four continents, including in the Royal Collection of Queen Elizabeth.

Contributions raised for the January 6 screening will help make it possible for women and girls in Bangladesh to see the film and be inspired by this remarkable story of women empowering themselves against the odds.

Cathy and Len started working on Threads in late 2009 while living on Herron Island. Many of the ideas that appear in the finished film come from friends there and on the Key Peninsula. Some of the first “focus groups” for the film trailer were at the Brones Room of the Library in Key Center.

Threads has won awards for best short documentary and best short film at film festival screenings, and has been shown at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Now it is coming back to where it all started!

The film website — kanthathreads.com — has detailed information on the film including images of the art of Surayia Rahman that took several years of research to find around the world.

Your support on January 6 will help dub Threads into the Bangla language and so it can be screened widely in Bangladesh to people who are not literate. Tax-deductible contributions to help this effort can be made by check or online through the International Documentary Association for the Threads project.
http://www.documentary.org/film/threads-art-and-life-surayia-rahman

There is limited space at the Library, so please RSVP as soon as possible to info@kanthathreads.com