Today's short is the trailer for Yarn, a film from director Una Lorenzen of Iceland. The film is about three fiber artists who work with yarn — Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldsdottir, Olek, Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam — and Tilde Bjorfors, artistic project leader of the Swedish contemporary circus group Cirkus Cirkor. (See the latter's Knitting Piece.)
The documentary points up how undervalued and ignored such artists are because their art is deemed "women's work".
The narration is provided by Barbara Kingsolver.
A list of screenings is available at the film Website.
Yarn at Spier Films
Yarn on FaceBook and Instagram
Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam on FaceBook
Olek on FaceBook
Tinna Thorudottir Fhorvaldar on FaceBook
Cirkus Cirkor on FaceBook