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Menstrual Man

Screenings

Tue, Apr 30 6:30 PM
Scotiabank 4

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Wed, May 1 10:30 AM
The ROM Theatre

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Fri, May 3 9:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

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63 minutes | Singapore India  | (Subtitled) Hindi Tamil English  | Canadian Premiere | Rating: PG


Some folks squirm at mention of a woman’s period…not Arunachalam Muruganantham. Considered a madman and pervert by his community, he ignores his detractors and makes his dream—low-cost sanitary pads made by and for rural Indian women—a reality. Using manually operated machines, Muruganantham’s microbusiness model is focused on something more important than profits: providing sustainable employment, hygiene and emancipation to women who would otherwise go without. He’s a man with a million-dollar idea—except money has nothing to do with it. His goal is to make a livelihood, not to accumulate wealth; to operate at a human scale, not a multinational one. Menstrual Man is the inspiring story of a hero who rises above poverty and a lack of education to become a superstar social entrepreneur in the business of breaking cultural taboos and re-inventing the economic pyramid. Muruganantham is leading a movement, not a company. And it’s spreading. Angie Driscoll

Screening with The Barrel

Co-Presented with FILMI Toronto's South Asian Film Festival


Media Coverage

Director(s)
Amit Virmani

Producer(s)
Luan Seah
Amit Virmani

Executive Producer(s)
Kim Sterritt
Ying Sia

Cinematographer(s)
Amit Virmani

Editor(s)
Anand Kundra

Composer(s)
GQ Fu

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