Menstrual_Man_(2013_film)Menstrual Man by Amit Virmani (63’)

There are men who squirm at the mention of a woman’s period. And then there’s Muruganantham, a school dropout who realised that the majority of women in India couldn’t afford sanitary pads and decided to do something about it.

With limited resources at his disposal, he adopted extreme methods to conduct his research. It wasn’t long before his community shunned him. Even his wife decided that he was a pervert and left him. But that was then. Today, Muruganantham is hailed as a visionary whose machines are empowering poor Indian women with access to both basic feminine hygiene and a livelihood.

Menstrual Man tells the inspiring story of a man who rose from below the poverty line and stood up for India’s ignored. Presenting its protagonist’s passionate views on social entrepreneurship, it underscores the importance of empowering women to combat poverty, and the power in every individual to make a difference.

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