Guneet Mongas’ ‘Period. End of Sentence’ Wins An Oscar!
Making history, the Indian Production ‘Period. End of Sentence’ has won the Best Documentary Short Subject at the 91st Academy Awards!
Directed by award-winning Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi, the film took inspiration from ‘The Pad Project’ ; an organisation established by an inspired group of students at the Oakwood School in Los Angeles.
The 26-minute short film set in Hapur Village in Uttar Pradesh, revolves around the stigma of menstruation in rural India. When the sanitary pad machine, an invention of the now famous Pad Man Arunachalam Muruganatham is installed in the village, the women learn to manufacture and market their own pads, empowering the women of their community. The film follows the women and their adaptation to the new invention.
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The film with 30 people listed on the producer’s team feature three producers from India, Guneet Monga, Shaan Vyas and Mandakini Kakar from her company Sikhya Entertainment.