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India based documentary ‘Period, End of Sentence’ wins Oscar 2019 Best Short Documentary Award

Period. End of Sentence, a documentary, filmed in India, also backed by an Indian Producer- Guneet Monga won an Oscar today. The documentary films how a few Indian women, from a very small village, decided to manufacture their own sanitary pads Watch!

A film on menstruation, set in rural India, titled Period. End of Sentence, has won the Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category at the 91st Academy Awards.

Award-winning filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi has directed the short film, which has been produced by Indian producer Guneet Monga‘s Sikhya Entertainment. The film came to into being as a part of The Pad Project, started by students at the Oakwood School in Los Angeles and their teacher, Melissa Berton.

I’m not crying because I’m on my period or anything. I can’t believe a film on menstruation won an Oscar, Zehtabchi said in her acceptance speech.

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Ashok Kumar

Dr. Ashok Kumar is Chemistry Professor, Blogger, Film maker, Writer and Traveler.

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