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Film Details

Nomination Category:

Best Documentary Feature Film

Ceremony Year:

2013

Country:

Singapore, India

Producers:

Amit Virmani and Seah Kui Luan

Director:

Amit Virmani

There are men who squirm at the mention of a woman’s period. And then there’s Muruganantham, a school dropout in India who went to great extremes to produce low-cost sanitary pads for his wife.

Once mocked by his own community, he is now acknowledged as a visionary for empowering rural Indian women with access to both feminine hygiene and a livelihood. Menstrual Man underscores the importance of empowering women to combat poverty, and the power in every individual to make a difference.