Consulate General of Canada in collaboration with Ms Cathy Stevulak presents an award-winning documentary THREADS.
30 minutes documentary followed by discussion with Ms Cathy Stevulak
THREADS – is a story of an unconventional woman in Bangladesh who liberates herself and hundreds of others by producing timeless works of art. ‘Threads’ portrays Surayia Rahman, a self-trained, passionate artist who guided hundreds of underprivileged women in Bangladesh to create masterworks. This exquisitely hand-embroidered art has been gifted to dignitaries and admired in collections throughout the world. ‘Threads’ has been screened internationally at several places and has been quite a success, including last year at FICCI Flo here in Mumbai.
Cathy is a Canadian filmmaker, born in a small coal-mining town in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Ten years ago, while living in Bangladesh and working as a senior adviser with United Nations Development Programme in Bangladesh, she met many women who were quietly revolutionizing their own lives through art and craft, looking to their own culture and resources to do so. Their resilience reminds her of the struggles in the stories of her ancestors, their inspiration a glow that needs to be shared. Cathy worked across Canada and internationally as a public affairs and international development consultant. Threads is her debut as a documentary director. More details here.