The Red Dot Project helps combat period poverty for those experiencing homelessness and works to eliminate the stigma around menstruation through education and advocacy. This organization was founded by a Seneca faculty member and others in the Seneca community, and relies on unpaid members and volunteers.
With an interest in promoting Indigenous teachings of menstruation, in which menstruation is viewed as a positive and powerful time, the Red Dot Project approached Seneca 360 about creating a documentary in partnership with First Peoples@Seneca.
Sun-Kyung (Sunny) Yi, founder of the Documentary Filmmaking Institute, and Mariana Perez from the School of Creative Arts & Animation oversaw the work of six students in the Documentary & Non-Fiction Media Production graduate certificate program. Kaila Bolton, Kara Cheng, Claudia Custodio, Devam Ranjan, Eric Sachdev and Syeda Zohora each took on a different role in bringing the documentary to life. The goal is for this documentary to be featured in educational settings and possibly film festivals in order to help the Red Dot Project continue their efforts to end the perceived shame around menstruation.