Period poverty - True stories.
Allocation of funds
<p>Since its launch, Dawarti (menstruation in Arabic) has <strong>helped more than 5000 women</strong> across Lebanon, including Lebanese, refugees, migrant workers and the LGBT community. With the support of Nana, 2 million pads were distributed to women victim of the blast! Numerous campaigns were also launched to normalise the conversation around period. <strong>Dawrati is now taking a step further in the fight against period poverty by producing a documentary.</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/704177/105b96a4-aa7d-4fd4-81dc-b9c836a945f2.png" width="100%" /></p> <p>“DAWRATI” Is a <strong>20 minute documentary</strong> directed by talented director <strong>Evelina Llewellyn</strong>. It is structured around seven video portraits conducted with people from a wide variety of social and geographic backgrounds, <strong>giving in-depth view of the different ways in which period poverty impacts Lebanese women. </strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/704187/87cd3704-6284-4017-b472-38c77fd26191.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>Far from stereotypes on women in the middle east, Evelina's documentary will be <strong>honest</strong> in its account, presenting the subject passionately and from a <strong>modern feminist point of view.</strong> By keeping a <strong>strong Lebanese artistic identity</strong> and by working with <strong>an all female Lebanese team,</strong> Evelina wants to highlight the relationship between orient and occident and modernity and tradition that is so personal to Lebanon. Furthermore she wants to show <strong>the beauty in menstruation</strong>, and has adopted a cinematic, intimate and spontaneous approach, far from the medical and educational women’s health documents we are used to seeing.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/704184/75181fb0-bb52-463a-87db-01e85c813f5c.JPG" width="100%" /></p> <p><strong>This documentary's aim is to give a voice to these women</strong>, and through relatable and real stories, break the silence on periods in Lebanon. These series of intimate and inspiring portraits will document the daily lives and struggles that come with being a women in Lebanon. Furthermore by speaking truthfully about periods, <strong>these stories will break the stigmas and taboos, and give a Lebanese but also universal, portrait of menstruation.</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/704182/db8b8d49-0161-45ad-891b-4108f5ac176b.JPG" width="100%" /></p> <p>Evelina and her <strong>all female team</strong> (Magali Soueid as assistant director, Lea Sour as sound engineer, Chloe Bou Mehri as production, and Assil Khalife as second assistant) <strong>have finished filming the documentary and are now entering the post-production phase</strong> - and this is where we need your help! By helping us finance this important project you will not only be helping us finish this amazing and important documentary but you will also be contributing in employing <strong>a young Lebanese female</strong> post production team (editor, editor assistant, sound mixer and composer) in a country where more than 50% of youth are unemployed. If we reach a higher amount than 3500 euros, we will use the money to hire a mobile screen and tour the documentary in March to the most remote areas of Lebanon, creating an all inclusive and educational event around the project where women can have a safe space, conversations, debates, distribution of hygiene kits etc... All in all you will be helping women all around Lebanon - and all around the world - by breaking the silence. Period.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/704183/6bc01638-7791-42b4-a13d-6a7456551234.JPG" width="100%" /></p> <p> </p>