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Menstrual Man


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

Amit Virmani

Luan Seah
Amit Virmani

Executive Producer(s)
Kim Sterritt
Ying Sia

Amit Virmani

Anand Kundra


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