Blood on my Hands by Surabhi Saral, Manak Matiyani and Anandana Kapur

The Film looks at how a woman’s menstrual cycle is altered from being a marker of her fertility to something that renders her untouchable and hence subject to multiple taboos and regulations.

Chennai; Madurai; Ahmedabad; Hyderabad; India

Surabhi Saral has an MA in Mass Communication from AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia. She has shot and directed various independent documentaries and short films.

Manak Matiyani is a Post Graduate in Mass Communication from the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia. He has worked on several documentaries including Is This My City, a film on sexual harassment in public places and women’s experiences of sexual violence.

Anandana Kapur is an independent filmmaker and social scientist based in Delhi. She has previously worked in broadcast television and is a published author on Media, Art and Gender. She conducts lectures on Cinema and Culture and is a wiki-educator. She has directed the critically acclaimed and award winning documentary The Great Indian Jugaad.

  • Cinematographers: Anandana Kapur, Manak Matiyani, Surabhi Saral
  • Editor and Sound Recordist: Kuber Sharma
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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