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Period. End of Sentence. (2018)

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


Rayka Zehtabchi
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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


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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31 July 2019 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

There are things that we do not like to talk about. Imagine how those truly affected feel about it. Mostly not allowed to talk about it or rather being ridiculed if they do. Or stigmatized as the title suggests. Even though we are talking about something that is perfectly normal.

Now apart from talking about "it", there are even more pressing matters. That cannot be adressed or even found out by those in the need. How do they know what to do, if no one is telling them? Hygiene is important, self love and care even more so. This may play in an underdeveloped country, but the problems can be relevant to others too. Hopefully the documentary will become obsolete one day and will be seen as a relic - if so, it would actually have achieved what it set out to do

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12 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Period. End of Sentence. See more »

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1.85 : 1
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