For Vagina’s Sake

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For Vagina’S Sake
Film info

Director: Kim Bo-ram
Film genre: Documentary
Cert 12, 84 mins, 2017
Distributed by Cat&Docs

Periods have been a source of shame and embarrassment for too long. Inspired by a conversation with her Dutch friend, and the famous Instagram banning of artist Rupi Kaur’s photograph of a woman with a bloodstain, filmmaker Kim Bo-ram goes on a worldwide adventure in pursuit of personal experiences, and exploring the silence and historical fears surrounding menstruation.

With bursts of vibrant animation, the film bounces through the evolution of menstrual products, and the growth of information sharing thanks to the internet. Kim observes the international campaigns to make sanitary products freely available in schools, and to ensure that girls have access to them so they don’t miss out on their education by having to stay at home. For Vagina’s Sake is a playful, funny and vital piece of documentary filmmaking, that shows how the world needs to stop being so awkward and ridiculous about a natural process, period.