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A need for affordable sanitary products: CFMS Alumnus' short film featured at Design Indaba

23 Feb 2017 - 11:00
Can I please go to the bathroom highlights how crucial affordable sanitary products are.

CFMS alumnus, 22-year old Jessie Zinn's short film, Can I Please go to the Bathroom?, recently featured at Design Indaba. The film, a form of design activism, explores the gendered phenomenon of how menstruation can hinder already marginalised girls' pursuit of an education. It ultimately considers the intertwining health and social issues, still considered taboo topics, that young women face in South African schools.

Can I Please go to the Bathroom? was selected to be part of the 2016 Sundance Ignite “What’s Next?” short film challenge, an initiative from Project 1324 and the Sundance Institute that seeks to highlight the bold new voices in the next generation of filmmakers. Read more about this independent filmmaker's work and watch Can I Please got to the Bathroom? here.