Oscars 2019: What India-Set Period. End of Sentence Producer Tweeted After Win
Producer Guneet Monga was glad that she got a ticket to the Oscars with her film Period. End of Sentence and wasn’t fretting over the final show. She needn’t have – because the film, set in India and dealing with menstruation taboo, took home the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. Period. End of Sentence, featuring the real Pad Man Arunachalam Murgunantham, beat Black Sheep, End Game, Lifeboatand A Night At The Garden. “We won! To every girl on earth, know that you are a goddess,” Ms Monga tweeted after accepting the Oscar. See her tweet here:Ahead of the Oscars, Guneet Monga wrote on her Instagram that the film ‘was already a winner,’ detailing how Period. End Of Sentence began “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!
period. End of Sentence is about women in India fighting against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation and delving upon the work of real life Pad Man Arunachalam Muruganantham. It is executive-produced by Guneet Monga and is co-produced by Ms Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment, which has backed films like The Lunchbox and Masaan. Mr Muruganantham inspired the Bollywood film PadMan last year.
Directed by award-winning Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi, the film has been 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, Uttar Pradesh and their experience with the installation of a pad machine in their village.
The Oscars were held in Los Angeles Sunday night – Monday morning for India. Oscar-winneralso attended the ceremony.