Seneca 360

The Red Dot Project

Film Documentary

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.

“Working on a documentary together with my professor and classmates really helped me to understand the process clearly and also helped me think more creatively. Interacting with First Peoples@Seneca was so interesting and it opened my mind and to a whole new perspective.”

-Devam Ranjan, Seneca 360 student

 

“Working on the Red Dot Project documentary was a major highlight of my program. It was an amazing opportunity to get real-life experience in the documentary filmmaking world and to work collaboratively as a team."

-Kara Cheng, Seneca 360 student

 

“Seneca 360 put together an amazing team of professionals and students who understood how to create a high-quality professional product in a relatively short turnaround. The Documentary Non-Fiction Media Program led by Sun-Kyung Yi was very attentive to what we were looking for in a film and went over and above to ensure that we were comfortable with the final product. Our organization would not be able to put on this level of production without the support of Seneca 360. 

-Phillip Jang, Operations Coordinator & Co-Founder, Red Dot Project

Red Dot Project