India based documentary film 'Period. End of Sentence' has won an Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category. The film highlights Indian women's fights against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. It is co-produced by Indian filmmaker Guneet Monga who seems to be overjoyed with the massive victory of the project. Expressing her feelings, producer Guneet took to Twitter and 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"
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Following the 91st Academy Awards, several Bollywood celebrities including Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kausal, Dia Mirza and others took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian producer for the achievement of the film. Joining the bandwagon was Indian actress Priyanka Chopra who became a global sensation in the recent years. Priyanka penned a heartfelt note for Guneet and wrote, "One of the most special moments of the evening...a film based on the taboos around menstruation wins BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT! Congratulations to the entire #Periodendofsentence team, and my fearless friend @guneetm!! #Oscars2019"
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The 26-minute film was actually a part of The Pad Project, which was initiated by students at the Oakwood School in Los Angeles and their teacher, Melissa Berton. The film directed by award-winning Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi is set in Hapur village outside Delhi, where women lead a quiet revolution as they fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. For generations, these women did not have access to sanitary pads, which lead to health issues and girls dropping out of schools. When a sanitary pad vending machine is installed in the village, the women learn to manufacture and market their own pads, empowering their community. They name their brand FLY. And now, their pads are being used in 40 villages nearby.
Meanwhile, Priyanka Chopra has secured her position in the West with back to back Hollywood ventures. She also attended the Academy Awards function and after party with husband Nick Jonas. The pair was seen twinning as the arrived hand-in-hand at the red carpet donning black attires.
On the work front, Priyanka's third Hollywood film titled 'Isn't It Romantic' premiered recently. She will also be starring in Indian venture 'The Sky Is Pink', directed by Meghna Gulzar.
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