ENDO Girl official film
ENDO WARRIORS INTERVIEW TRAILER
Endometriosis is a common disease in which the tissue that is similar to the lining of the womb grows outside it in other parts of the body. More than 730,000 (more than 9%) of Australian women and those that identify as gender diverse suffer with endometriosis at some point in their life with the disease often starting in teenagers.
Endo Girl is a film told through the stories of many women who suffer, their words of pain are overlaid with metaphorical dance sequences to tell the story of what an individual’s journey to diagnosis is like; the effect the disease has on their day to day lives and their closest relationships.
The aim of this film is to raise awareness of endometriosis, a condition which effects 1 in 9 women and those that identity as gender diverse world wide and costs the Australian society $9.7 Billion dollars annually.
There is no cure for the disease and it takes on average 7 to 12 years to diagnose.
"This film is for the millions of women who walked before me, the millions of women who will walk after me and the 200 million women who stand beside me.
I see you. I hear you. You are not alone."
Director - Sophia Bender
ABC NATIONAL NEWS STORy
“I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 45 and it explained so much of my own experience that it was a chronic affliction, not a figment of my imagination.
I’m still unpacking and unwinding all the years of damage to my self perception and self worth the not knowing and self blame has caused.”
Endo Warrior - Erica, Age 54.