Indian short film Period: End of Sentence wins Oscar award
An Indian short film on menstruation, titled ‘Period. End of Sentence’ has won the Oscar award on Monday morning in Los Angeles in the USA. It won the 91st Academy Award in the documentary short subject category. It was directed by an award-winning filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi and produced by Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment.
While accepting the prestigious award, Rayka Zehtabchi said, “I’m not crying because I’m on my period or anything. I can’t believe a film on menstruation won an Oscar. Guneet Monga–know that you have been empowering women all over the world fight for menstrual equality.”
The film was a part of the Pad Project. It was started by students of Oakwood School in Los Angeles and their teacher, Melissa Berton. Rayka Zehtabchi dedicated her award to her school. She told that the project was born because her students in LA and people in India wanted to make a difference in woman’s life.
The documentary short film was set in Hapur village outside Delhi. The movie shows that women in this village lead a quiet revolution as they fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation.
Other documentary shorts nominated in this category were ‘Black Sheep’, ‘End Game’, ‘Lifeboat’ and ‘A Night at the Garden’.
– PTC NEWS