Stay Away

15 min 50 sec | Nepal 2021

‘Stay Away’ tells the story of a loved village grandmother who believes she has been cursed and fallen ill from being touched by a menstruating woman. In the story, the grandmother must navigate social pressure from family and neighbors, decide between using traditional and western medicine, and wrestle with the evolving belief system that is shifting over generations. The drama ends with a powerful message for those still following harmful menstrual practices from Nepali women themselves.