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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— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 25, 2019
A film about menstruation just won an Oscar, and its producers rightfully got emotional during their acceptance speech: “I’m not crying because I’m on my period or anything.” #Oscars #Oscars2019 pic.twitter.com/TrQw4lCtUe
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) February 25, 2019
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) February 25, 2019
Against all odds Hapur’s pad women Sneha and her friends managed to break the stereotype about menstruation and inspired the world with their efforts. Heartiest congratulations to Guneet Monga and team for the Oscars. Its about health, awareness and Periods : end of sentence.
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) February 25, 2019