The Oscar for best documentary short subject went to Period. End of sentence., – a movie that seeks to end the stigma associated with menstruation in certain parts of the world.
The documentary was set in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur District and was produced by Indian producer Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment and crowdfunded by students from Los Angeles along with their teacher Melissa Berton, reports Indian Express.
“Oh, my God. I’m not crying because I’m on my period or anything. I can’t believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscar,” said Director Rayka Zehtabchi in her acceptance speech.
“To the women, know that you are empowering women all over the world to fight for menstrual equality,” she added.
Producer Melissa Berton also gave us the quote of the night when she said : “A period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education.”