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Period. End of Sentence. (2018)

Indian women fight the stigma surrounding menstruation and begin manufacturing sanitary pads.

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Rayka Zehtabchi
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Ajeya Ajeya
Anita Anita
Gouri Choudari Gouri Choudari
Shabana Khan Shabana Khan
Arunachalam Muruganatham Arunachalam Muruganatham
Preeti Preeti
Rekha Rekha
Roksana Roksana
Shashi Shashi
Shushma Shushma
Sulekha Singh Sulekha Singh
Sneha Sneha
Suman Suman
Sushila Sushila
Usha Usha
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In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution. They fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. "Period. End of Sentence." -- a documentary short directed by Rayka Zehtabchi -- tells their story. For generations, these women didn't have access to pads, which lead to health problems and girls missing school or dropping out entirely. But when a sanitary pad machine is installed in the village, the women learn to manufacture and market their own pads, empowering the women of their community. They name their brand "FLY," because they want women "to soar." Their flight is, in part, enabled by the work of high school girls half a world away, in California, who raised the initial money for the machine and began a non-profit called "The Pad Project."

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Release Date:

12 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Period. End of Sentence. See more »

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India

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Inspiring in so many ways!
5 April 2019 | by shivamsabooSee all my reviews

A fight against the taboo associated with periods and the stigma on sanitary pads. It is a simple, light-hearted yet very poignant take about this sensitive topic. Very beautifully handled! Must watch for everyone.


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