- It has stories of women fighting taboos around menstruation in India
- Whatever may happen, Team 'Period...' is already a winner, she said
- The 91st Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles
Indian film producer Guneet Monga is glad that she got a ticket to the Oscars with her film Period. End of Sentence, and is not fretting over the final show. Period. End of Sentence, an India set film on the taboos around menstruation and featuring the real 'Pad Man', has made it to the top five nominees of the Documentary Short Subject category. Other nominees include Black Sheep, End Game, Lifeboat and A Night At The Garden.
The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Sunday. The ceremony will air live on Monday morning.
"Started with a small dream in the English department room of @melissa_berton with her school girls of @oakwoodstories for empowering and educating other young girls across the world for better menstruation hygiene," Guneet Monga posted on her Instagram account.
Started with a small dream in the English department room of @melissa_berton with her school girls of @oakwoodstories for empowering and educating other young girls across the world for better menstruation hygiene. This started 7 years ago with raising money and donating one pad machine... then thought the team should make a movie for better awareness!! @actionindia76 from India helped on ground in putting a machine. @raykaz and @samdavisdp captured all of this so beautifully with @kakarmandakini producing for @sikhya Today here we are ! All the way to Oscars and have put this story on the map ! One night before the Oscars, whatever may happen.... Team @periodendofsentence is already a winner ! . . more power for all the support and magic @stacey_sher @lisataback . . . This is dedicated to dreamers like each one of you here. Keep inspiring @helenyenser @mcmaxam @clairesliney @charlottesilverman @ruby_schiff @aveeybaaby @sophdasch @maggiesophiebrown
The film 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. It is executive produced by Suneeta Monga and is co-produced by her Sikhya Entertainment, which has backed films like vThe Lunchbox and Masaan.
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.
The 26-minute film follows girls and women in Hapur, India and their experience with the installation of a pad machine in their village.
Guneet Monga said: "This started seven years ago with raising money and donating one pad machine... then thought the team should make a movie for better awareness. Action India from India helped on ground in putting a machine. Rayka Zehtabchi and Sam Davis captured all of this so beautifully with Mandakini Kakar producing for Sikhya Entertainment."
"Today here we are! All the way to Oscars and have put this story on the map! Whatever may happen.... team Period. End of Sentence is already a winner," she added.
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