DocuAsia Forum 2014

Conceiving the Future: Navigating Culture, Gender and Health

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 6:00 PM

This is the fifth year the David Lam Centre has cooperated with Cinevolution Media Arts Society to present DocuAsia, which through provocative independent documentary films, addresses pressing social, political and economic challenges from an Asia-Canada perspective.

David Lam Centre is proud to present the screening of Menstrual Man.

Please Note: Films shown at DocuAsia are unrated. Under BC law, guests must be 18+ and a member of Cinevolution Media Arts Society in order to attend. Memberships are free and available at the door.

Menstrual Man

Director: Amit Virmani
Singapore/India | 2013 | 63 mins | English & Hindi | English subtitles

Time: Wednesday, March 12, 6 pm
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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