In conversation with Cathy Stevulak, the Director and Leonard Hill, the Producer, of the award-winning documentary, Threads.
Why did you make Threads? What is the core message you tried to convey?
Cathy: We started to make the film about Suraiya Rahman’s art Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Professor Sherry Ricchiardi is an international journalist and media development specialist based in Washington, D.C. She has conducted media training in developing countries throughout the world for the International Center for Journalists and as part of the U.S. Department of Thursday, February 16th, 2017
This year Russia and Bangladesh happily celebrate the 45th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. In 1971, the former USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) came in support of the struggle of the people of Bangladesh for independence and was one Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Upon meeting Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, one is struck almost immediately and wrenchingly by the thought of how they don’t make diplomats like him anymore. At least not for Bangladesh. Exceedingly refined in manner, and worldly and high-minded in conversation, he Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
A graduate of Minsk Art School, Sergey Radiuk is the archetype of Russian art post-USSR. Full of ideas and not one to back down, he incorporates several styles into his paintings, considering himself to be a ‘jazz artist,’ meaning improvisation Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
After the successful release of her solo album, Aari, in 2007, the sky was the limit for former Close Up 1 star Lopa Hossain. But her next album, Ashar Bhela, was not released until late 2013. What was the reason Thursday, December 15th, 2016
For someone who barely had enough money to buy a fourth-hand camera just to fulfill his dreams to becoming a big photographer is truly a success story of a kind. Today that same person is known to be the one Thursday, November 10th, 2016
In the world of diplomacy, some things are better left unsaid. But the triumph lies when you can make a diplomat speak and make him speak from the core of his thoughts and feelings. On our latest issue, DC presents Thursday, May 19th, 2016
On the sidelines of the Dhaka Art Summit, Adiba Raisa caught up with Pakistani artist, cultural writer, painter, and anti-nuclear weapon activist Salima Hashmi. The eldest daughter of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, she has also served as professor and head of Thursday, February 11th, 2016
The newly installed Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh, Masato Watanabe, takes charge fully aware of the depth of the relationship he has now been entrusted with. Talking on the sidelines of a reception granted to him shortly after his arrival in Thursday, September 3rd, 2015