20057 mins

A sari-clad dancer winds her way through a local neighborhood buying bagels, swinging past the Halal meat shop, dropping in at the Chinese bubble tea cafe and stopping to pick up a bouquet of flowers.

Arriving in Little India, she enters a bustling salon and is graciously invited to take a number and a seat. The all female clientele squeeze onto the small sofa to wait for their turn to experience “threading,” an age-old eastern beauty technique that attracts women from across the city and from the cultures of the world.

A short film set to music, Threads reveals the remarkable fusion of traditions into modern daily life, crossing cultural boundaries and revealing what is common between us.