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Oscars 2019: Guneet Mogra’s Documentary Film ‘Period:End of Sentence’ Wins Oscar!

Period:End of Sentence: Menstruation is still a taboo in some part of the world. Many don’t talk about it and some don’t have a clear idea about it. To know more about this and to create awareness, a group of people decided to do a short documentary about periods, and they went to rural India to find out what people know about Menstruations and what facts they are aware of. Surprisingly there is no proper education about this topic among youngsters and even women. This documentary has won an Oscar for Best Documentary Short at the 91st Academy Awards on Monday.

Period:End of Sentence This documentary is created by students of Oakwood High School, who had also worked on ‘The Pad Project, a non-profit organization. This organisation makes people mindful about periods. The short documentary based upon Periods follows a group of women in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh. Those women learnt to use a machine that makes low-cost biodegradable sanitary pads. They sell those pads under the brand name FLY. This documentary focuses on women hygiene during their periods.

‘Period:End of Sentence’ is a 25-minute long video documentary that will make you aware of taboos related to menstruation in rural India. This short documentary is directed by the 25  years old Iranian-American director Rayka Zehtabchi. Co-producer of this film is Guneet Monga, who is also the producer of movies like Masaan, Lunchbox. The other nominees in this category at 2019’s Academy Awards were Black Sheep, End Game, Lifeboat and A Night at the Garden.

Creators of this short film Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton went on the stage to accept the award, surrounded by other fellow women. While accepting award director Rayka Zehtabchi said that she’s not crying because she’s on her period or anything. She also admitted that she can’t believe a film on menstruation just won an Oscar.

Co-Producer Guneet Mogra, who own Sikhya Entertainment producing company twitted, “WE WON!!! To every girl on this earth… know that you are a goddess… if heavens are listening… look MA we put @sikhya on the map” Bollywood Stars like Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal twitted about this documentary and congratulated Guneet Mogra.


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