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Red Spot

Menstruation is a phenomenon unique to girls. However, it has always been surrounded by taboos and myths that exclude women from many aspects of socio-cultural life. In India, the topic has been a taboo until date. Such taboos about menstruation present in many societies impact on girls' and women's emotional state, mental health, lifestyle and most importantly on health issues. The challenge, of addressing the socio-cultural taboos and beliefs in menstruation, is further compounded by the low girls' knowledge levels and understandings of puberty, menstruation, and reproductive health. Thus, there is the need to follow a strategic approach in combating these issues. The current aims to discuss menstruation related myths prevalent in India, their impact on women's life, relevance of addressing these issues in primary care and a brief description about various strategies to combat them.

  • Barnali Medhi
  • Barnali Medhi
  • Barnali Medhi
  • Barnali Medhi
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  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 2, 2021
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    1,100 USD
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Director Biography - Barnali Medhi

Barnali Medhi graduated from NSD in 2005 and is proficient in contemporary physical movement and Children Theatre. She has worked as Actor-Teacher with T.I.E. Co., NSD and is a visiting faculty at college in Delhi and Tripura TIE.
He directed. and acted more than 45 plays in difference languages including Children Theatre and adult Theatre She has participated in various Indian and International Theatre Festivals like BHARAT RANG MAHOTSAV, MINERVA, META and acted in TV and Films. Her acted film are- Yuva(Hindi) 2007, Oas(Nepali) 2013, Gali Gali Sim Sim (Hindi) 2015, Talwar(Hindi) 2015, Aligarh (Hindi) 2015, Murder on the road to Kathmandu (Hindi), Red Spot (2020), The Sex (2020)
Now she is Artistic Director of PARDAM TRUST.

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Director Statement

Menstruation is a cycle, which a natural phenomenon in woman's life. It is a symbol of fertility. But in the lack of the wright education in India, the topic of menstruation has long been considered as taboo. It is taboo because of cultural and religious beliefs also. Common period taboos include the idea that woman is impure, dirty or sinful while they are menstruating.
We should talk, discuss about periods in our social circles and in everyday life. We have to be able to say that word and talk about it freely in homes.