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A film about periods just won an Academy Award
"A period should end a sentence, not a girl's education."
Whether you were rooting for Bohemian Rhapsody, our queen Lady Gaga's A Star is Born or some other film to take home the top prize at the Oscars on Sunday, the real star of the show was the winner of the Documentary Short Subject category.
Period. End of Sentence., directed by Rayka Zehtabchi, follows a group of Indian women seeking to break the stigma surrounding menstruation, and in turn, began creating homemade pads to prevent women from losing their jobs or education because of their period. The documentary beat out some controversial competition, including Detainment, which followed a disturbing crime story from the UK.
The stigma-fighting documentary sought to stir up the conversation surrounding women's health and menstruation rights in countries other than the U.S., but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences clearly found it to be a worthy discussion for award season buzz in the states (and the doc's win stirs up some uber important convo, too). The short film is available to watch on Netflix, and you can check out the trailer here.
Even in their acceptance speech, the women who created Period. End of Sentence. were open about the language they used to describe periods IRL. Watch them win below.
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