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Threads: Changing Lives Stitch by Stitch

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Threads: Changing Lives Stitch by Stitch

Please join us for a screening of the documentary film THREADS, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and FIT graduate Yasmine Dabbous.

THREADS tells the story of Surayia Rahman, a Bangladeshi artist, who uses the ancient Bengali quilt work tradition of Kantha to help other women rise from the despair of poverty to support their families, leaving a legacy of beauty and sustainable livelihoods behind. Surayia Rahman’s designs, stitched by artisans of Bangladesh are in the permanent collections of Royal Collection Trust (United Kingdom), Textile Museum of Canada, the Embroiderer’s Guild of America, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan), and Powerhouse Museum (Australia).

After the film there will be discussion and q&a with the filmmaker Cathy Stevaluk and FIT graduate Yasmine Dabbous.