When I came across this wonderful and inspiring DVD I knew I just had to share it with all of you.
The Moon Inside You, directed by Diana Fabianova, is a fresh look at a taboo that defines the political and social reality of both men and women in a more profound way that society maybe willing to admit.
Synopsis: "Like so many other women, Diana, a young Slovak in her thirties, has painful periods. Is she in good health? Do those cramps have deeper roots, perhaps family, social, cultural or even political roots? Starting from an intimate perspective, the director proposes an amusing and iconoclastic yet also profound and serious approach to menstruation – a subject still widely maintained in secret and the object of many prejudices. Although a promise of fecundity, menstruation has also been associated for centuries in all parts of the world with negative connotations: impurity, volatile emotions, inefficiency at work, numerous superstitions and in many cases serious physical and psychological discomfort. A curse? A chauvinistic plot? Feminist solidarity?...
From Bratislava (where she was born) to Brazil via Spain, Australia, the USA and the United Kingdom, Diana hunts down interesting ideas and possible solutions. In the course of her innovative research she interviews doctors and experts in different fields and with different views (anthropologists, sociologists, psychoanalysts, etc). She gives an 11-year-old girl a camera with which to capture her fears before her first period, and organizes meetings and experiments with women who also have painful periods. An easygoing and humourous film, it combines children’s drawings full of symbolism with animated plasticine figures, 3D and old advertisements involving menstruation.
The film does not aim to provide answers but rather to open windows and points of view in order to bring about emancipation simply through voicing, knowing, exchanging."
To Enter: Simple leave a comment below- you may enter maximum three times but be sure to leave a comment for each entry.
The winner will be drawn and announced on Monday, October 31st.
If you don't happen to be drawn as the lucky winner next week you can find the DVD and a variety of other products that help us reconnect with our bodies and their natural cycles at Moon Diary Products.
Good Luck to all entrants!