Based on a true story, Menarca (menarche) is named after the first occurrence of menstruation in a girl's life. The film bears this name to highlight what these young women have to face in a society that sees them as women from such an early age, in a country where abortion is still considered a crime.
In our short film, we follow Carol, the pride of her family, who organizes a goodbye dinner for her before she departs abroad for a scholarship. Carol only has a problem: She is pregnant and decided to interrupt her pregnancy before leaving.
Area 51 Films and Manic Studio
Producers João Gabriel Gragnani and Deborah Zapata
Screenwriter and Director Alexandre Setembro
Art Director Rebeca Ukstin
Costume designer Eva Bensiman
Graphic designer João Gabriel Gragnani
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