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Kanya & PERIOD

Kanya (Short Film)
Dir Apoorva Satish. India & Czech Republic, 2019, 16 mins, Tamil with English subtitles

PERIOD (Short Film)
Dir Rema Chandran. UK, 2020, 2 mins, English

Kanya is an intimate exploration of adolescence through the journey of a young girl experiencing puberty in a traditional Indian family. Kanya is a successful swimming champion with a promising career in sports. Her world collapses when she gets her first period and her family demands that she accepts the traditional status of a woman. Kanya's physical and psychological transformation are neglected by her close ones who also curb her freedom, forcing her to take a stand and revolt against the system that looks to restrict the freedom of women.

Set in a dystopian UK, Period is an ambitious short film set in a world where women across the country suddenly find themselves with no immediate access to menstrual products. How did this happen and more importantly, what are they going to do? This inventive dark comedy brings to light the sad fact that this dystopia isn't too far off from reality for a lot of women.

Live in conversation with PERIOD director, Rema Chandran and Binti International CEO, Manjit K. Gill MBE. Hosted by Vaani Kaur.

Rema has featured as a guest writer on publications like Asiana, Brown Girl Magazine and Burnt Roti. PERIOD. is her first short film. Manjit is the Founder and CEO of the phenomenal charity, Binti International, which was the first period charity registered in the UK, India and the US. Vaani Kaur is a secondary school English teacher. She is passionate about using education as a tool to decrease the stigma of taboo topics such as menstrual and mental health.

Sun 30 May 2021
Rich Mix
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