/ India-set film around menstruation wins an Oscar

Zee News : Feb 25, 2019, 10:51 AM

"Period End of Sentence", an India-set film on the taboos around menstruation and featuring the real 'Pad Man', picked up an Oscar in Documentary Short Subject category at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony. Indian producer Guneet Monga's Sikhya, is about women in India fighting against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation and delving upon the work of real life 'Pad Man'.

Los Angeles:  "Period. End of Sentence", an India-set film on the taboos around menstruation and featuring the real 'Pad Man', picked up an Oscar in Documentary Short Subject category at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony.

The film, backed by Indian producer Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment, is about women in India fighting against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation and delving upon the work of real life 'Pad Man' Arunachalam Muruganathan.

Directed by award-winning Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi, the film is 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.