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
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.