The Oscar nominations for 2019 are out, and filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi's short film Period. End Of Sentence has made it to the list of Documentary Short Subject category.

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The documentary deals with the subject of menstruation and is set in the Hapur village. It is the story of how the lives of young women in a village are affected by taboos around menstruation.

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However, their lives are turned around when a low-cost pad manufacturing machine is installed in the village.

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The machine is an invention by Arunachalam Muruganantham, who was also the inspiration for the Bollywood commercial potboiler Pad Man.

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Produced by Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment, the movie is a result of 'The Pad Project' that the students of Oakwood School in Los Angeles started along with their teacher, Melissa Berton.

It is definitely a win for us to see a movie set in India, showcasing an important revolution that took place in the Indian villages, be represented on a global scale. The movie will compete with Black Sheep, End Game, Lifeboat and A Night at the Garden for the awards, and we are definitely rooting for it to win.