I came across the idea of making a short film regarding menstruation in the spring of 2015. One night just before bleeding, in a dreamy state, all this images and words popped out of my third eye, I woke up and wrote everything I saw and felt. Next morning navigating on internet I found out that there was a Film Festival in New York coming and it was about Menstruation, so I decided to bring what I saw and felt to life and submit it to the Film Festival. I had little time and a small budget but that didn’t stop me. I bought a digital camera, something I had had resistance to do for many years, as I am traditional photography lover, and off I went. I got support from friends that donated their time and technical skills to make it happen. I asked my daughter Ana if she could be in the film, and promised her that if “Red Path” was selected, she would go to New York with me. It did, and we travelled together to a dream come true. This is how powerful menstruation is.
The purpose of the short film “Red Path” is to inspire you, to touch your heart and your womb, to make you think about your relationship with your body, with yourself, with your cycles, with your blood, with the moon, with what it really means to be a woman. I really hope it does, I really hope it becomes your navigation system, the ultimate tool for your growth as a human being so you can embody who you really are and share it with all of us.
If you would like to show the film in schools or local theaters please contact me.
If you would like to watch it yourself or share in women’s circles please make a donation, whatever comes from your heart, and ask the rest of the women to do so. In this way I will have the support to keep creating films on this subject for the benefit of all and be able to pay the persons who collaborate to make it happen.
Then contact me, and I will send you the link and password. Thank you, I really appreciate it.
“Beautiful short film … waking up to the womb and the red path of sacred blood “ Bearfoot Heartsong
“Such a beautiful short film on the map of our menstrual cycle and the gift of our Sacred Blood”. Clarity Vibration
“I was so moved. I was watching my own story. The prayer at the end brought tears…all my Grandmothers release their chains. This has been my journey. Such a gift you have brought into the world “ Amber Bates