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Threads – a film and discussion
September 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave
Milford, CT 06460 United States
Milford Library, 57 New Haven Ave. in Milford, CT, will be honored by a visit from award-winning director Cathy Stevulak on Saturday, September 14 at 2:30pm. Stevulak’s documentary, “Threads” tells the story of self-trained artist Surayia Rahman, her storytelling designs in kantha, a traditional craft of embroidery, and how she taught poverty-stricken women in Bangladesh to embroider her designs into works of art for profit. This is an inspirational tale of one woman’s artistic journey and how she ultimately helped hundreds if not thousands of women to thrive. The film will appeal to those interested in art, design, and culture, as well as women’s leadership and entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity for social good, and sharing talents to make a difference.
Stevulak lived in Bangladesh for two years while working with the United Nations Development Program. She later became a filmmaker to bring this exceptional story to a world audience. She will discuss the challenges and joys she experienced while making “Threads, “ and there will be a questions and answer session.
“Threads” won three film festival awards and has screened on five continents. For further information and press links: www.kanthathreads.com.
The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.