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Oscar for India-set Period. End of Sentence film

Oscar for India-set Period. End of Sentence film
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Period End of Sentence has just won big at the Oscars About the deeprooted stigma attached to menstruation in a rural village in Uttar Pradesh, the film walked away with the Best Documentary Short award Bagging the award under the Best Documentary Short Subject, the short film, based on taboos around menstruation, has been directed by Iranian American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi

New Delhi: ‘Period. End of Sentence’ has just won big at the Oscars. About the deep-rooted stigma attached to menstruation in a rural village in Uttar Pradesh, the film walked away with the Best Documentary Short award. Bagging the award under the Best Documentary Short Subject, the short film, based on taboos around menstruation, has been directed by Iranian American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi.

Guneet Monga is its executive producer. The movie was a part of The Pad Project, initiated by Oakwood School students and their teacher Melissa Berton in Los Angeles. “I'm not crying because I'm on my period or anything. I can't believe a film on menstruation won an Oscar”, said the award-winning director during her acceptance speech.

“I share this award with the Feminist Majority Foundation, the entire team and cast. I share this with the teachers and students around the worlds - a period should end a sentence, not a girl's education”, she said. The film is available to watch now on Netflix. Other documentary shorts that were nominated in the category were Black Sheep, End Game, Lifeboat and A Night at the Garden.

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