16 april 19u – Feminist documentary night (EN)

This evening we join forces with Leiden feminist organisation FEL, bringing a documentary night for everyone! Join us for popcorn, debate and the movie Period. End of Sentence. by Indian film maker Rayka Zehtabchi.

About FEL
Feminist Evolution Leiden (FEL) is an inclusive, intersectional, and fun feminist community. It is a space for feminism to grow and develop. FEL offers dual language lectures, a newsletter, booktalks and other awesome collaborations. It was founded because of a dire need for feminist activity in Leiden. FEL wants to continue the mission of bringing a feminist voice and perspective to Leiden and beyond.

The documentary
Period. End of Sentence. is a 2018 documentary short film directed by Rayka Zehtabchi about Indian women leading a quiet sexual revolution. The film stars Arunachalam Muruganantham, Shabana Khan, Gouri Choudari, Ajeya, and Anita. The documentary short follows a group of local women in Hapur, India, as they learn how to operate a machine that makes low-cost, biodegradable sanitary pads, which they sell to other women at affordable prices. This not only helps to improve feminine hygiene by providing access to basic products but also supports and empowers the women to shed the taboos in India surrounding menstruation – all while contributing to the economic future of their community. The film is inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social activist from Coimbatore, India.

This evening will be in English and will end around 9 pm.