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Period. End of Sentence. (2018)

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 ... See full summary »

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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
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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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Hindi

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12 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Period. End of Sentence. See more »

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Another film about the same topic was released the same year, Padman, a feature film focusing on those sanitary pads' inventor Arunachalam Muruganantham. He briefly appears in the current documentary. See more »

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Featured in The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019: Documentary (2019) See more »

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Charming!
20 February 2019 | by auraleousSee all my reviews

This short film is a delight! Having lived through many decades of tampon and every other form of feminine hygiene product in television and print adds, watching Indian women (and men) shyly discussing menstruation is somehow heartwarming. At its core is the serious subject of the empowerment of women that is treated with a gentle but firm hand. Go see it!


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