The Devil's gateway

United Kingdom, 1981

Film
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Blood and the Imaginary of blood, both play a prominent part in Christian worship. The most common experience of blood - women’s menstrual bleeding - is still widely regarded as ‘unclean’. Explores the power and impact of the taboo on menstruating women still practised in society and four major religions - Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Orthodox Judaism. The fears women experience and the guilt and shame induced by centuries of suppression masquerading as religious laws are examined. In this program, women from all cultures describe their personal and social consequences of menstruation.

Credits

producer

Jenny Morgan

production company

BBC-TV

Language

English

Duration

00:35:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32995

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Christianity

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Hinduism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Islam

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Judaism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women and religion

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

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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