Empire of Threads by Anwar Jamaal

Rangarsons, a design shop in Delhi, harnessing the skills of traditional artisans, has been providing solutions to Hollywood designers for over three decades. The finesse of traditional Indian thread embroidery has enriched the look and feel of many a global blockbuster. The Film captures this unusual interaction between Hollywood and a segment of India’s hand embroidery artisans, focussing on the magic that this harmony creates.

Punjab Film Festival, Jalandhar

Anwar Jamal is a veteran documentary and feature film producer-director. Since his debut with the documentary My Name is Sister, he has directed/ produced/ co-produced acclaimed award-winning films including The Call of the Bhagirathi, Swaraaj (The Little Republic) Dream of a Dark Night and Harvest of Grief. He has served as a member of national and international film festival juries.

  • Cinematography: S Chokalingam
  • Sound: Nandu Kumar
  • Editing: Bhupesh Saran
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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