The Story of Menstruation

United States, 1946

Film
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This film was made as an outgrowth of Disney’s contract work with the armed forces during World War II. “The Story of menstruation” was probably the first American educational film with a woman narrator. The first half of the film discusses the natural process of menstruation through colourful yet simple diagrams, whilst the second half gives instruction on coping with behavioural changes and reinforcing gender roles, with a marriage scene followed by a picture of a young woman with her baby, suggesting “the natural course of life”. When this film was screened in schools, girls received a copy of a booklet, “Very Personally Yours”, which pushed Kotex products.

Credits

production company

Walt Disney Productions

Duration

00:11:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1946

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28960

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Ephemeral films

Animation

Animation → Animated films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Body, Human

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Health

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Menstruation

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental hygiene

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental hygiene - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Physiology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women - Health and hygiene

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

Digital Betacam [PAL]; Master

DVD [PAL]; Copy

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

Digital Betacam; Sub-master

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