Period. End of Sentence, an India-set film dealing with the taboo around menstruation, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short at the 91st Academy Awards held in February 2019.
Produced by Guneet Monga, the films talks about the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation and the fight of Indian women against it. It also throws light upon the work of real-life Pad Man, Arunachalam Muruganathan, who is a social entrepreneur from India and who is largely credited with generating awareness in rural India about the unhygienic practices associated with menstruation.
Celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Reese Witherspoon, and Akshay Kumar among others showed their happiness and excitement on social media.
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
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 25, 2019
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 25, 2019
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) February 25, 2019
To read more about the winners at the 2019 Oscars, click here.