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A Documentary On Real Padman Arunachalam Muruganatham Won Oscar

Period End of sentence is a short documentary set in India mainly focusing around Mensturation and portraying the real life ‘PadMan’, Arunachalam Murugantham.

Diracted by Iranian- American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi the film was created under The Pad Project, an organisation established by a group of students at the Oakwood school in Los Angeles and their teacher Melissa Berton.

“This started seven years ago with raising money and donating one pad machine. Then the team thought we should make a movie for better awareness. Action India from India helped on ground in putting a machine. Rayka Zehtabchi and Sam Davis captured all of this so beautifully with Mandakini Kakar producing for Sikhya Entertainment.”
said Guneet Monga a Indian film producer who produced the short documentary.

I’m not crying because I’m on my period or anything. I can’t believe a film on menstruation won an Oscar,” Zehtabchi said in her acceptance speech.
The 26-minute film follows girls and women in Hapur in northern India and their experience with the installation of a pad machine in their village.
For generations, these women did not have access to sanitary pads, which lead to health issues and girls dropping out from schools.

At the 91st Academy Awards today, ‘Period.end of sentence’ won the oscar under category of Best Documentary on short subject.

The complete list of Oscars is:

Documentary (Feature) —Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Free Solo

Actress in a Supporting Role — Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Makeup and Hairstyling — Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe, and Patricia Dehaney, Vice

Costume Design — Ruth E. Carter, Black Panther

Production Design — Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart, Black Panther

Cinematography — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Sound Editing — John Warhurst, Bohemian Rhapsody

Sound Mixing — Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, and John Casali, Bohemian Rhapsody

Foreign Language Film — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Film Editing — John Ottman, Bohemian Rhapsody

Actor in a Supporting Role —Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Animated Feature Film —Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Animated Short Film —Domee Shi, Bao

Documentary Short Subject — Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton, Period. End of Sentence.

Visual Effects — Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm, First Man

Live Action Short Film — Guy Nattiv and Jamie Ray Newman, Skin

Best Original Screenplay — Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Green Book

Best Adapted Screenplay — Spike Lee, Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, BlacKkKlansman

Original Score — Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther

Original Song — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt, “Shallow,” A Star Is Born

Best Actor in a Leading Role— Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Actress in a Leading Role — Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Best Director — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Best PictureGreen Book

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