Director: Amit Virmani
Singapore/India | 2013 | 63 mins | English & Hindi | English subtitles
Time: Wednesday, March 12, 6 pm
Location: Room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Free and open to the public.
There are men who squirm at the mention of a woman’s period. And then there’s Muruganantham, a school dropout who realised that the majority of women in India couldn’t afford sanitary pads and decided to do something about it. Once mocked by his own community, he is now acknowledged as a visionary for empowering rural women with access to both feminine hygiene and a livelihood. In telling the story of this unlikeliest of heroes, “Menstrual Man” underscores the importance of empowering women to combat poverty, and the power in every individual to make a difference.
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