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Moon Inside You (2009)

Diana is not the only one for whom the monthly period is no fun at all. Headaches, nausea, depression -- why is it so widely accepted that women all over the world should feel so lousy on a... See full summary »

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Diana is not the only one for whom the monthly period is no fun at all. Headaches, nausea, depression -- why is it so widely accepted that women all over the world should feel so lousy on a regular basis? And why is the subject still not openly discussed? With a keen sense of perspective, humor, and self-mockery, Diana goes in search of answers. The most wide-ranging theories put forward by anthropologists, psychologists, journalists, gynecologists, and belly-dance teachers are intercut with old-fashioned information films and animated clips. The connecting factor throughout the film is 11-year-old Dominika, who keeps the audience updated about her impending menstruation, bringing up all kinds of questions. Why is blue liquid used in advertisements for sanitary napkins? Is the pill being used to adjust our body's rhythm to that of a male-dominated society? Why do we bleed when, in nature, blood is synonymous with death? Diana's quest brings her a deeper understanding and appreciation ... Written by IDFA Festival

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Offbeat documentary of attitudes about menstruation, and a supportive look at it
21 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film. At the start, I was worried it might be some preachy, fluffy piece. Right off the narrator's style was gentle and inquisitive. I was floored when some of the women interviewed refused to describe their menstrual cycle as a time for irrationality and being less-than-fully-there, instead re-framing it as being less directed at serving others and connecting with oneself. There is an interview with one of the doctors who helped make the implant for controlling menstruation, and it's chilling. In the end, it was a little light, but I was still surprised at how little fluff and compromise there was, and how it didn't try to wrap it all up with a simple answer. It's one of the few films I will be actively recommending to friends.


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