Threads: Women Kantha Quilting Embroidery
"Threads" is a documentary film about a Bangladeshi Muslim woman who liberates herself and hundreds of others by creating timeless works of art.
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Hot docs is a great film festival which continues to improve. See http://www.documentary.org/magazine/not-teenager-anymore-hot-docs-celebrates-its-20th-anniversary for a good article about how Hot Docs has grown. We hope to be able to screen Threads there, particularly given Surayia's connections to Toronto.
This is from the American Tapestry Alliance's Facebook page. It's the photo of the day for May 23. It is woven by Cecilia Blomberg, a very talented weaver who lives near us and whom we have had the pleasure of watching create her art. Thank you Cecilia for all of the beauty you bring into the world.
Muhammad Yunus at The New York Times office in New York. In the early 1980s, when Surayia was first teaching poor women how to stitch nakshi kantha tapestries, Dr. Yunus and his colleagues helped teach the women -- most of whom had never had any income -- how to manage the money that they were starting to earn.