Ugandan film ‘Shame of Puberty’ nominated in UK festival


A Ugandan award-winning “Shame Of Puberty” film has been nominated at the Byg Syn International Film Festival London 2019.

The short film which addresses Menstrual Hygiene challenges among girls and gives a creative solution to it is nominated in the category of People’s Choice Award where it will be competing with other films from allover the world.

Voting for the film is done via  and this same link also gives you a chance to watch the film.

It was directed by Ojok Francis Odong and produced by Okello Anthony Odong, Ugandan filmmakers based in Gulu town with some wonderful team of seasoned filmmakers.

Victoria University

It was shot and edited by Kizito Samuel Saviour.

The film provokes discussions on how girls can be helped to stay in school and finish school.

Filmmaker’s statement

Akello, a 14 year old impoverished but open minded girl sees a chance of rejoining school through the school project competition but her menstruation period occurs abruptly in the presence of boys, with no money to buy pads, she opts to overcome the problem in a unique way.

Big Syn International Film Festival is an initiative of the Centre for Big Synergy, a not for profit company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales.



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