I Bleed – dir. Leah Manasseh

English Film Title: I Bleed

Directors Name: Leah Manasseh

Writers Name: Leah Manasseh

Producer: Leah Manasseh

Country of Origin: Lebanon

Country of Filming: Canada, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, United States

Language: English, French

Runtime: 58 minutes 6 seconds

Film Description:

They say pain travels through family lines until someone is ready to heal it within themselves.
They say that by going through the agony of healing you break a poisonous cycle for future generations.
In this personal documentary, Leah goes on a journey of exploration, and healing, her first period left an emotional scar that hasn’t healed in twenty years.
Her objective is to create a new narrative around periods for her daughter, which she knows she can only accomplish be freeing herself.
Her insistence of digging beneath the surface and her refusal to be limited by patriarchy’s negative views on periods lead her to look into her own family story, and explore the concept of trans generational trauma.

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