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Rural India-set drama ‘Period. End of Sentence’ in Oscar shortlist

2018-12-18

“Period. End of Sentence”, a film about women in India fighting against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation and delving upon the work of real life Pad Man Arunachalam Muruganathan, has made it to the Oscar shortlist in the Documentary Short Subject category.

• The film is executive produced by Guneet Monga and co-produced by Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment, which has backed films like The Lunchbox and Masaan.

Directed by award-winning Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi, the film is created by created by the Pad Project, an organisation established by an inspired group of students at the Oakwood School in Los Angeles and their teacher, Melissa Berton.

• The 26-minute film follows girls and women in Hapur in northern India and their experience with the installation of a pad machine in their village.



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