A hand with the palm facing forward and fingers slightly apart, set against a backdrop of a rock surface with natural lines and crevices. The lighting is soft and dim, suggesting either early morning or late afternoon, with warm tones that give the skin a reddish hue, contrasting with the cooler tones of the rock. The focus is on the hand, which is centered in the frame, while the rock surface in the background is slightly blurred. The composition is simple and evocative.

There’s Not Much We Can Do

In this personal essay documentary, the director reflects on getting diagnosed with endometriosis through observing the invasive Japanese Knotweed. While the plant is treated with urgency, the disease is met with inaction, prompting us to question the very things we consider “natural” in the first place.

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About the Filmmaker

Erica Monde is a Scotland-based director and anthropologist from California. Her short documentary There’s Not Much We Can Do, commissioned by the ScottishDocumentary Institute and Screen Scotland as part of Bridging the Gap,premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2022. She is co-founder ofIMPRINT Documentary Collective, an alumna of the Locarno Industry Academy, and has produced short documentaries that have screened at Thessaloniki, Sarajevo and BFI Flare. She is currently completing her next short film, i was born in the month of the moon (what my body told me), and developing her first feature length documentary.

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