A decade later of the Slumdog Millionaire, this film from India made to win the Oscar

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Los Angeles: A short film, 'Period: The End of Sentence', received an Oscar award in 'Documentary Short Subject' category for the problem of women and the unavailability of pads during 'Period' in rural areas of India. This documentary has been directed by Rayka Zehtabchi and it is produced by Indian producer Guneet Monga's 'Sikhya Entertainment'.

This documentary is part of 'The Pad Project' started by students of 'Oakwood School in Los Angeles' and their teacher Melissa Burton. Zehtabchi, while acknowledging the Oscar award, said, "I am not crying because my menstruation is going on or anything. I can’t believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscars.’

While dedicating this award to her school, Burton said that the project was born because my students of Los Angeles and the people of India wanted to change. The story of this documentary is from 'Hapur' on the outskirts of Delhi. This Oscars moment for India has come a decade later, when AR Rahman and sound engineer Rasool Pookutty were awarded the Academy Award for 'Slumdog Millionaire' in 2009.

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