“Just another run of the mill biting feminist satire.”
ENDOMIC is unique in several aspects.
Its satirical story-telling is crafted using content from published peer-reviewed research and real patient experiences. It features recent peer-reviewed research demonstrating how mobile Health technology and direct patient input can be used to improve our understanding of endometriosis. In this regard, ENDOMIC accomplishes what other films of this kind have never done before by taking the conversation one step further by proposing a solution to the challenge the societal systems are facing, instead merely pointing to it. The film also discusses inclusive medicine and healthcare, a first in this realm, and about a third of the production and acting crew include members with endometriosis in real life.
ENDOMIC is a live-action-meets-animation, mock-meets-doc
about modern medicine’s and society’s take on endometriosis, a chronic health issue in menstruating humans where endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus and throughout the body, often causing debilitating symptoms.
The film weaves in real patient experiences in parallel with a narrative exploration of its history in the scientific literature, disparities in diagnosis and treatment, and lack of research funding, to raise awareness and help sense-making for patients.
Imagine a world where all uteri of the world were equally accepted and women’s health issues were not dismissed as merely “women’s issues” within societies and the medical community.
ENDOMIC strives valiantly to encapsulate that reality by presenting world for tells the story of 200 individuals with endometriosis, a condition still considered “enigmatic” after merely a century of first being defined in the medical literature.
The first film of its kind to explore issues of inclusivity and diversity in the context of “women’s” health issues, and to offer a long overdue solution to de-mystifying medical conditions that have historically been stigmatized. Is it time to stop imagining and start executing yet?