This is a lower-def version of the trailer for a documentary film in the making, "Threads," about the life and art of self-taught Bangladeshi woman artist Surayia Rahman. Surayia helped hundreds of destitute, nonliterate, women to escape poverty by creating exquisite art and teaching the women to embroider it. Now however she is no longer able to draw or sew. What is the future for her art and of the women?
Some footage in this trailer was filmed by Mishuk Munier, who was killed, along with well-known Bangladeshi film director Tareque Masud, in a road accident in Bangladesh in August 2011. We mourn the loss of our two friends, whose help and creativity we miss immensely.