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Spreeha Bangladesh screens world premiere of ‘Threads’

Published : Monday, 13 February, 2017 at 12:00 AM  Count : 551
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Spreeha Bangladesh screens world premiere of ‘Threads’

Spreeha Bangladesh screens world premiere of ‘Threads’

Spreeha Bangladesh screens world premiere of ‘Threads’

Spreeha Bangladesh screens world premiere of ‘Threads’

On February 10, Spreeha Bangladesh screened the world premiere of the Bangla version of award-winning documentary, 'Threads: The Art and Life of Surayia Rahman.' The film a production of Kantha Productions LLC was shown at Chhayanaut from 6.30 to 7.45 pm as part of a series of screenings to take place at various venues in Dhaka city from the 9th to 14th February. The event was hosted by Tazin Shadid, CEO of Spreeha Bangladesh. The film's director/producer, Cathy Stevulak introduced the Bangla version of the film with co-producer, Leonard Hill.
Also present were Sofia Alim, daughter of Surayia Rahman; the artisans of Surayia's organisation Arshi as well as Spreeha's students among other guests. "We feel privileged to have been able to host the world premiere (Bangla version) of the film and bring it to the crowd. We kept the event true to our roots and had an overall cultural theme for the guests," mentions Tazin Shadid, CEO of Spreeha Bangladesh.
Threads is the story of Surayia Rahman, respected artist, teacher and social entrepreneur who empowered the lives of hundreds of women by teaching them the craft of nakshi kantha and thus playing a role in keeping the art-form thriving. Surayia started her career as an artist when her husband had fallen ill and she had to care for her three young children. She went on to establish Arshi facilitating self-employment for women. Spreeha Bangladesh Foundation is a social enterprise that inspires change by empowering people.










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