8 Days

37 min 24 sec | Nepal 2021

Filmed by women in Kanchanpur, supported by Sara Parker, Sara Baumann, Sushma Bhatta and Laxmi Dhital from ‘Dignity Without Danger’. The team used the collaborative film making approach based on participatory methods to train a group of 13 women in Kanchanpur to create, analyze, and film their everyday experiences of menstruating between January 2020 and March 2021. The footage was edited into a short documentary ‘8 days’ giving the audience an intimate insight into the lived realities of women during their period. It provides a detailed look into the lives of women’s practices and traditions during each day of their menstrual cycle.