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A 13-year-old Afghan refugee hustles around in a refugee camp trying to make ends meet as she experiences her period but lacks access to any sanitary napkins.
Ragini Bhasin is an award-winning film director from India who is currently working as a director at Jubilee Media, a Youtube channel with over 5M subscribers. She studied her Masters In Film Directing from Chapman University. She is the recipient of the Meredith MacRae Award in 2018 sponsored by Women in Film for telling diverse stories. Her first short film 'The Deafening Silence' was picked up by India's biggest short film distributor Pocket films and has garnered almost 3M views. She then went on to make 3 short films that won awards, played festivals worldwide and 2 of them found distribution online. Her next short film, Ghazaal which she developed in the prestigious Aotearoa Short Film Lab in New Zealand revolves around a young refugee experiencing her period in a refugee camp. It was screened in DGA in October and has played over 20 festivals worldwide, including Oscar-qualifying festivals like the Florida film festival, Tirana International film festival, and others like Twister Alley film festival, Pasadena International film festival, Beaufort International film festival, Fargo film festival, etc. It also won prestigious awards like best international film at South Dakota film festival, best outstanding film at Calcutta Cult international film festival, ARTE channel award in Munich, etc. She enjoys telling character-centric genre stories. more...