Award-winning UK short film tackles period shame

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My Time is competing for end of year awards, a short film looking to tackle the stigma around periods.

A new short film made in the UK had a special screening in the UK this week, where its director – Giulia Gandini – was chatting about the movie.

It’s called My Time, and the film was inspired by her seeing a friend of hers bullied at school for having a period stain on her clothes. She’s thus put the film together in part to address the stigma around periods, following in the path of this year’s Oscar-winning documentary, Period: End Of Sentence.

My Time has picked up several awards from festivals around the world. And at the screening in London this week, she said that “it was a deliberate choice to set it in the UK – you still have this kind of shame and taboo”. She added too that she only “started questioning why I was feeling so awful about something so natural” years after her friend’s humiliation.

Here’s the trailer for the movie.

My Time – Teaser Trailer from Giulia Gandini on Vimeo.

The film is now under consideration for end of year awards, and you can keep up to date with details of screenings and its progress here.

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