For generations, women have been shamed, ostracized, and silenced, merely because they menstruate. This age-old discrimination is a central issue in the struggle for gender equality. PANDORA’S BOX unmasks the global pandemic of menstrual inequity, pulling back the veil on centuries of mistreatment. Weaving together stories of women from Maasai villages to Mumbai and on to London, we meet women who are forced to miss school, or even drop out, merely because they don’t have access to menstrual supplies. Interviews with heroes, innovators, activists, and thought leaders spotlight their mission to educate and to change minds and cultural biases. The powerful stories that emerge raise public consciousness of menstrual equity, a global movement that has gone mainstream. There has never been a better time to turn up the volume on women’s voices.

Directed by Rebecca Snow
Produced by Aine Corby, Carinne Chambers-Saini,Cait Martin Newnham
Written by Rebecca Snow
Social Justice Documentary Competition
Country: Canada
75 minutes
US Premiere