London Korean Film Festival 2018 screening

Monday 5 November 2018,
BP Lecture Theatre
Free, booking essential

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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As part of the London Korean Film Festival 2018.

For Vagina’s Sake

Through untold ages, the menstrual cycle has been the symbol of secret, mystery, fervor and disavowal. In this documentary, filmmaker Kim Bo-ram goes on a worldwide adventure in pursuit of personal experiences, exploring the silence and historical fears surrounding menstruation.

Inspired by a conversation with her Dutch friend, and Instagram banning artist Rupi Kaur’s photograph of a woman with a menstrual bloodstain, the film bounces through the evolution of menstrual products, and the boom in conversation surrounding this once taboo topic. The film also sheds light on the international campaigns fighting to make sanitary products freely available in schools, ensuring that girls are not made to stay at home and miss out on their educations.

For Vagina’s Sake is a playful, funny and vital piece of documentary filmmaking, that shows why the world needs to stop being so awkward about biology, period.

Followed by a Q&A with Director Kim Bo-ram, moderated by Sophie Brown.

Cert 12, 84mins, 2017.

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