THREADS to the finish line

In a post a few days back, you will remember I told you about a wonderful documentary on the life and art of Surayia, a lady who has changed the lives of many that surround her.  The documentary needs some final funding to complete, so here is a shameless request for your support in any way you can. Thank you. THREADS TO THE FINISH LINE!

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30 years ago, one of Bangladesh’s first women artists set out to be part of the revival of an ancient stitching tradition.  She shared her artistic gifts to change the lives of hundreds of destitute young mothers. 5 years ago, we set out to tell their inspiring story, a testament of hope.  Threads film gives voice to some of the world’s once-poorest women and challenges common perceptions of Bangladesh.  The film is now almost complete! Now, if you wish, you can help bring Threads film to the screen and to the world.  With the film at the final post-production stage, we are launching a campaign to raise the funds that will enable us to complete the project. Take a look at our new campaign website — — and forward it to friends or post it in social media so that as many people as possible can learn about this film and join in helping to finish it. The Puffin Foundation in the U.S., Associazione Centro Studi Tagore in Italy, and more than 150 individuals and groups from around the globe have contributed to the development and production of Threads. Thank you for being a part of the making of Threads and for encouraging others to join with us as well! Cathy and Len With Surayia Email Cathy Email Leonard

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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