In Pics: Indian film wins Oscar, real heroines celebrate
Finally an Indian documentary film 'Period. End of Sentence' based on the menstruation issues wins an Oscar and the real heroines were seen celebrating in a remote village in Uttar Pradesh
New Delhi, News24 Bureau Feb 25: Finally an Indian documentary film 'Period. End of Sentence' based on the menstruation issues wins an Oscar and the real heroines were seen celebrating in a remote village in Uttar Pradesh.
The family of Sneha, one of the women appearing in 'Period. End of Sentence' which won Oscars for Best Documentary Short Subject celebrated in Kathikhera village. It's based on a group of women, including her, which led a revolution here against taboo surrounding menstruation.
Period. End of Sentence, created history after winning the best documentary short subject at the 2019 Oscars. The film is helmed by Rayka Zehtabchi, who overjoyed by the win, expressed her happiness saying, "I cant believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscar."
The film has been produced by Guneet Monga, who has previously produced critically acclaimed films like Masaan and Lunchbox. Monga took to her Twitter handle to express joy over the big win.
She wrote, "WE WON!!! To every girl on this earth... know that you are a goddess... if heavens are listening... look MA we put @sikhya on the map."
The film was competing with other films including Black Sheep, End Game, Lifeboat and A Night at the Garden. The documentary that tackles the stigma around menstruation in rural India, is currently available on Netflix.
This honour in this catergory came for India for the second time. Before 'Period. End of Sentence' 'Smile Pinki' had won in 2008 which was alsi set in India.
The 2019 Oscars were held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Centre in Hollywood. The ceremony was presented without a host for the first time in 30 years after Kevin Hart stepped down as the host following a controversy surrounding his old homophobic tweets.