On 10th February, 2017 Spreeha Bangladesh successfully screened the world premiere (Bangla version) of Kantha Productions LLC’s Threads: The Art and Life of Surayia Rahman. ‘Threads’ is the inspiring story of Surayia Rahman, the self-trained artist respected worldwide for not only her works of embroidered art but also her role in leading hundreds of underprivileged women to better futures for themselves and their families.
The documentary directed by Canadian filmmaker, Cathy Stevulak showcased how Surayia’s passion for her art, nakshi kantha helped build a life of dignity, self-sufficiency and independence for herself and the hundreds of women who trained under her.
She set up the organization, Arshi, as an establishment to preserve the art of nakshi kantha from commercialization while also employing hundreds of artisans.
Students of Spreeha’s adolescent girls’ project, Progga enthusiastically attended the event along with many external guests.