“You’ve lost your home. You’ve lost your family. Now, you’ve got your period.”
When I read that statement on a WaterAid poster in a female public toilet, I just couldn’t stop thinking about it. How on earth would I cope in that situation? What would I do? I complain enough about my period when I’m tucked in bed in my cosy home. I researched. What do women do when they’re in a situation like this? I was baffled as to why I had never considered it before. I soon remembered that we don’t tend to talk about periods publicly, it wouldn’t have come up in conversation. Good menstrual hygiene is hugely important but people all over the world are struggling to maintain it. That’s why I had to make this film. I had to make people realise that this is a problem. I had to echo what WaterAid had shown me, but this time to all people, no matter which public toilet they go to.
Lowri Roberts Writer/Director
Originally from North Wales, Lowri Roberts was born in September of 1996 and is a writer and director now based in Bristol. Her focus is on impact filmmaking, however, Lowri has also been successful with her light-hearted Channel 4 Random Acts film CHICK FLICK, which went on to screen at Sheffield International Documentary Festival. Lowri’s most recent film GIRL is her solo directorial debut and is world premiering at the BFI London Film Festival. The film has been picked up by numerous human rights charities and is helping to raise awareness about menstrual hygiene, something Lowri plans to explore further with future projects. Lowri is now developing multiple other films in the hope that she can continue to tackle and bring to light more issues around human rights.
Cast & Crew.
Writer & Director Lowri Roberts Producers Lowri Roberts, Nirmala Valinčiūtė Director Of Photography Jacob Crow-Mains Editor Evan Woodall Colourist & DIT Cam Sander First Assistant Director Ollie Kelly Second Assistant Director Elo Real Assistant Camera Petra Lewis, Callum Burgess, Connor Hall Sound Designer Luke Denton Sound Recordists Callum Burgess Chris Pugh Art Director Tommima Loyd-Winder Costume & Make-up Kiki Nafig Chaperones Dawn Smith Patrick Lune Runner Milka Likiman Cast Naomi Lune Extras Olamiposi Ayorinde Waqas Bin-Indrees Richard Farrer Cass Gandhi Kianna Grace Gillian Harris Keith Regan Ethan Stokes Finola Stokes Jack Stokes Iga Semente Millie Wood-Downie