This block takes a closer look at reproductive health. Womxn’s health is often overlooked and misunderstood, taking years sometimes for certain issues to be regarded seriously. Sharing these stories not only acknowledges what is ignored, but also provides the space to question why it can be so difficult to find answers and relief for such common femme health problems. The films also speak to the negative mental stigma attached to being considered “abnormal” and the damage societal expectations can cause.
Vaginismus is a condition in which involuntary contractions of muscles in the vagina makes penetration impossible. It has been considered a psychological problem without specific treatment but the protagonists of this shortfilm prove these theories wrong with their stories of overcoming vaginismus with physiotherapy.
Diana, Iraida and Jacqueline begin to shape an artistic project that they want to exhibit soon. Montse began years ago to organize an association. All of them want vaginismus to stop being invisible, and for that they have to name it and tell it. Because as they well know, what has no name does not exist.
A video-art about sexual oppression and loosing innocence
Content Warnings: Adult Content and Mild Violence.
The choreographer Stine Marcinkowski Pettersson has the habit of picking up hats she finds on the street on the way home. She studies the menstrual cycle and suddenly she finds that she owns 28 hats that she has found in the streets, as many as the days in an average menstrual cycle! In an experiment dance movie, Stine presents four people's stories about the menstrual cycle. A film that concerns 100% of the population!
A clear decision surrounded by mixed feelings. A young woman recounts her experience with abortion.
Content Warning: Adult Content and Brief Nudity.
A baby, the firstborn, comes into this world. Though her parents are human, the baby is a fish - and into the lake she is thrown.
Another baby is born. This little girl knows not of her older sister, but the two will meet, over shared blood and history, and through the future generation. This is the story of a common occurrence - a stillborn - told in an uncommon way, and the journey a sister will make to meet her kin.
With the near future, where the fourth industrial revolution has taken place, and the employment rate and marriage rate plummeting, the government will enact a bill to regularly tax sperm and eggs for healthy adults aged 18-45. In a blind spot in the law where the illegal tax market has been formed, teenager Yeon Hee receives a business card by an illegal proxy tax broker..
Can Yeon Hee really defend herself in this absurd system?
There are problems that are usually kept silent. 15% of the population have problems with having children. And me too. I want to show the world that we are not broken or defective people. And first of all we need to understand this ourselves.
Content Warning: Adult Content.