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It’s Lani’s special day, and Shanthi wants to be there for her, but she is bleeding. By many, from Ranji and Mariai, she is considered unclean to participate in the ceremony for Lani until tradition gives way to understanding.
Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, and character descriptions may contain what can be considered spoilers.
It’s a special day for Lani, one of the newest members of her family to come of age, and while not necessarily nervous, she does recognize the importance of the occasion.
Married but without children, Shanthi is a bit of a black sheep in her family. Still welcomed to functions but gossiped about terribly.
Ranji is Shanthi’s Amma.
Mariai is Shanthi’s Ammamma, the main one gossiping about her, per Lani.
Our Rating: Positive (Worth Seeing)
Honoring Tradition, Yet Recognizing As Much As It Brings People Together, It Can Get In The Way
For nearly all cultures, traditions and events bond their people but also allow for some form of ostracization. It can be something as simple as not dressing nice enough to who your partner is and how you live your life. In the case of “Blood,” it is the assumption that Shanthi is having her period, which is treated as something dirty, despite all the women there, likely, having their period at least once.
Yet, despite that, you can see a growing belief that Shanthi should go home until the truth comes out.
|Director(s)||Vathana Suganya Suppiah|
|Screenplay By||Vathana Suganya Suppiah|
|Date Released (Film Festival – Tribeca At Home)||June 19, 2023|
|Film Length||10 Minutes|
|Content Rating||Not Rated|
|Noted Characters and Cast|
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What Is “Blood” Rated And Why?
“Blood” is not rated but does have the depiction of blood
Where Can I Watch “Blood?”
Tribeca At Home until July 2, 2023
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