Monday, October 24, 2011

**The Moon Inside You DVD giveaway!!**

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."



The Prize: Shekhinah, from Moon Diary Products has graciously offered a DVD to the lucky winner of this giveaway. 


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!


xo m.

18 comments:

Frk Theodora said...

I am a Norwegian girl, in Norway this is something that is very normal to talk about. This was something we talk to the boys about, and I think I Know when almost everybody in my old class got it.
I have big problem with my own period, and I don`t know what to do about it.
Anyway, I like your blog! Hope you can understand my terrible English?!
Klem (Hug): Therese

The 365 day project said...

The DVD sounds very interesting, dispelling some of the taboo's around menstruation. Would love to win a copy.
Karen

Amy said...

I would be very keen to win a copy - I am always so amazed at how taboo the subject if something so natural and normal can be! Ever since getting my moon cup and starting natural fertility planning, I am so much more in tune with my body, and I love it.

Kyoki said...

I'd adore this video, should the random number generator favor me this time!

Having an irregular cycle and living in America- very much a taboo subject for discussion among peers! Even though my mom tried to make my menarche 'normal' (that is, not taboo) it was still very much undiscussed. Now that I'm having twin girls, I'd like a different perspective, and I think the video would be a blessing to the research I've already done!

jobungalow said...

This documentory sounds really interesting. I would love to be lucky enough to win a copy.

Gaby said...

sounds very interesting... definitely something i'd like to watch!

paulines said...

I think this sounds very interesting. I would love a copy.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!!
Peace and love from Spain!!
Lula.
lulasm4(at)gmail(dot)com

sineadj said...

this is a great idea to open up all kinds of conversations

MamaNatuurlijk said...

I live in Holland and here it's not so much a taboo. Girls talk about it with each other and most boys know what it's about. But amongst young people it is looked at as dirty, smelly etc. That's something the marketingpeople of sanitary napkins (is this the right word?)have done brilliantly. I would love to see what this dvd has to say about this part of our lives that makes us a woman.

Kyoki said...

That's the second comment I've read where someone from overseas mentions that it's not viewed as 'taboo'. I'm not quite certain why here it's considered such an off-color subject to talk about!

Star said...

Wonderful giveaway, maybe this would be great to share, with the maidens coming up to their bleeding time.

Tania said...

This looks really interesting to watch. It was always a very hushed, non talked about thing in our house growing up. I hope to make it different with my daughters when the time comes. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cath said...

I talk about our moon cycles with my daughters and we try to be open and supportive of each other in the family. My eldest daughter is 20 years old and experiences very painful periods - she is so beautiful but struggles with self doubt and body image. Hard for a mum to watch. I would love to share this with her.

Tricia said...

Looks really worthwhile. My fingers are crossed :-)

I've read two books recently that have helped me comprehend just how much our western view of menstruation impacts our health: Woman's power to heal through inner medicine by Sri Swamini Mayatitananda and The Uterine health companion by Eve Agee. Both books are sort of my bible at the moment. Through the advice in these books i've managed to sync my cycle with the moon and have been amazed by how it's changed the way I experience menstruation. I experienced my first ever painless period! I must admit, i didn't even know that or cycles were meant to match the moon until around a year ago. What planet was I on?!

I'm looking forward to teaching my daughter that menstruation is beautiful and special and her first period is something we will celebrate.

Carissa said...

Sounds interesting. I'd love to win :)

Anonymous said...

I support rebirth of Sacred Feminity - not just as a symbol or archetype but also as a way of thinking about ourselves - women. In ancient times menstruation was treated as sacred and so it is my dream to bring it back into our everyday lives. The way to do it is by Women Circles we are having here in Glasgow in Scotland. This film would definately help us to grow in proces of reclaiming sacredness of Feminity in all women who are coming to our circles and in future events we are thinking to organize like Red Tent. Sending blessings, love and gratitude for this possibility you are giving us! Patrycja (Isabela)

OmShanti said...

Patrycja Glasgow , Scotland
patrycjaart@gmail.com

I support rebirth of Sacred Feminity - not just as a symbol or archetype but also as a way of thinking about ourselves - women. In ancient times menstruation was treated as sacred and so it is my dream to bring it back into our everyday lives. The way to do it is by Women Circles we are having here in Glasgow in Scotland. This film would definately help us to grow in proces of reclaiming sacredness of Feminity in all women who are coming to our circles and in future events we are thinking to organize like Red Tent. Sending blessings, love and gratitude for this possibility you are giving us! Patrycja (Isabela)

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