A documentary short from India "PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE" won an Oscar at the yesterdays ceremony.
"I can't believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscar!"
- jokes director Rayka Zehtabchi when accepting her award.
- by ABC
In the rural village of Hapur, outside of Delhi, India, women hope to make feminine hygiene supplies easily available and end the stigma surrounding menstruation, which often results in girls having to drop out of school. A machine that makes sanitary pads is installed, and the women operating it find financial security and independence.