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Monthlies is a coming of age story of girls that are about to face a new period of their lives. Along with them the young spectator explores the colorful female world hidden behind the everyday reality. What starts as innocent curiosity turns into a witty and emotional trip of exploring the female body and new range of emotions.
The documentary offers useful information about the menstrual cycle as well as the emotional changes that are often part of it. With humor and sensitivity it discloses the history of menstruation, misbeliefs, prejudices and the rules of “menstrual etiquette”, that still persist not only in remote parts of the world but also in our modern society.
The 28 minutes version is intended for young audience. The main characters are 11-16 year old girls. We are accompanied with their stories throughout the film. The narrative structure is given by Helena Maslova (a gynecologist) whose knowledge and recommendations are interwoven into the storyline.
-Janoel Liddy is passionate about girls and women recognizing and acting on their needs to lead a satisfying life. She teaches puberty and wellbeing to girls and boys in schools, facilitates workshops and retreats and works with groups in TAFE, university and community organisations in training and events. She is a mother of two with her partner of over two decades and dances, cooks, reads and writes when she can and must.