"Threads of Hope" is a short documentary about the lives of underclass women in Kolkata, India whose lives have been transformed.
In 2008 I traveled to Rwanda to film a story about a boys home called Umuryango in the village of Byimana. There I became inspired to keep creating global development documentaries and share the stories that I would come across. I started a student project called Ferasha Films and I have felt deep compassion to help those in need. I've been inspired to create and travel the world and film stories.
This past September I won a scholarship to travel to Kolkata, India where I filmed about the lives of underclass women living in poverty. I filmed at an organization called ConneXions, a place that provide fair-trade job opportunities to underprivileged women. The documentary is called "Threads of Hope" and it premieres on October 8, 2010 in Bethlehem, PA, but I need some help with getting things started. I'm looking for some funds to help get Ferasha Films off its feet and spread the word about the premiere.
The premiere will include a photo gallery with stories of women who have had their lives changed through fair trade, as well as a stand selling handmade textiles made by these women to benefit ConneXions' work in India. There will also be an after party with a performance featuring BEC Recordings artists singer/songwriter Phillip LaRue. With the help of funding not only will it help kick off the premiere of "Threads of Hope," but also help kick off Ferasha Films.
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