Film - Program 7 Filmfest 2019


Directed by Ragini Bhasin


Director: Ragini Bhasin
Section: Program 7
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Language: Persian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Ghazaal Khirandesh, Farid Khirandesh, Bilad Khirandesh

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A 13-year-old Afghan girl in a refugee camp in Anatolia earns a bit of money by selling stolen goods to other kids. But she has no access to sanitary napkins. One day, when she has her first period, she desperately tries to hide her menstruation.

  • Film School: Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts

  • Duration: 15 Min.

Meet the director


Ragini Bhasin

Born in New Delhi, Ragini Bhasin earned her master’s degree in film directing from Chapman University in California. She developed her thesis film, GHAZAAL, in the Aotearoa Short Film Lab in New Zealand. She is working now on her first feature film, a psychological thriller about a mother’s quest to normalize things with her son once he returns home after going missing for ten days.


Screenplay: Ragini Bhasin
Director of Photography: Connor Vickers
Film Editor: Emma Wang
Composer: Brian D‘Oliveria
Production Designer: Lixuan Yang
Sound: Bo Pang
Producer: Kevin Wang