India Win an Oscar for Short Documentary ‘Period. End of Sentence’


Indian movie ‘Period. End of Sentence.’ has bagged the Oscar Award in short documentary category. The film was made on the girls of Hapur makes women aware of health. This movie is produced by Guneet Monga.

Ahead of the Oscars, Guneet Monga expresses her feelings on her Instagram.

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Started with a small dream in the English department room of @melissa_berton with her school girls of @oakwoodstories for empowering and educating other young girls across the world for better menstruation hygiene. This started 7 years ago with raising money and donating one pad machine… then thought the team should make a movie for better awareness!! @actionindia76 from India helped on ground in putting a machine. @raykaz and @samdavisdp captured all of this so beautifully with @kakarmandakini producing for @sikhya ❤️ . . Today here we are ! All the way to Oscars and have put this story on the map ! One night before the Oscars, whatever may happen…. Team @periodendofsentence is already a winner ! . . more power for all the support and magic @stacey_sher @lisataback . . . This is dedicated to dreamers like each one of you here. Keep inspiring ❤️ @helenyenser @mcmaxam @clairesliney @charlottesilverman @ruby_schiff @aveeybaaby @sophdasch @maggiesophiebrown

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‘Period. End of Sentence.’, it’s about women in India fighting the deep-rooted stigma of menstruation and exploring the work of the real Pad Man Arunachalam Muruganantham.

The film was staged by award-winning Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi. The film was developed by The Pad Project, an organization from the Oakwood School in Los Angeles founded by an inspired group of students and their teacher Melissa Berton. The 26-minute film shows girls and women in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh and their experiences installing a pad machine in their village. The Oscars were held Sunday night in Los Angeles – Monday morning for India.

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