Period. End of Sentence, a film set in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, about the taboo around periods just won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. Sikhya entertainment The 26-minute film follows women in U.P. as they try to disperse the stigma around periods, and attempt to install pad machines and sell sanitary pads in their village. Sikhya entertainment The film was directed by award-winning Iranian American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi, and created by the Pad Project, an student group at the Oakwood School in Los Angeles and their teacher, Melissa Berton. The film was coproduced by Guneet Monga and her production company Sikhya Entertainment. Guneet Monga And she was obviously super excited. Guneet Monga @guneetm 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 ❤️ 02:51 AM - 25 Feb 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite People also loved that a film around such an important issue was given its due. Avi Sangar @absangar Well deserved. Period! #Periodendofsentence 04:56 AM - 25 Feb 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Prachi Tyagi @prachipreaches A subject so close to my heart, India needed this movie decades ago. #Periodendofsentence 06:50 AM - 25 Feb 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite PRIYANKA @priyankachopra 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 06:29 AM - 25 Feb 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Ricki Lake @RickiLake Wow! A doc about women’s periods just won an #oscar! #PeriodEndOfSentence Amazing! #sweeteningthepill #cyclesandsex 🙌🙌🙌❤️ 02:58 AM - 25 Feb 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Scott Takeda @ScottTakeda Best line of #Oscars2019: "I can't believe a movie about a woman's period just won an Oscar." Congrats to #periodendofsentence for winning Best Documentary Short. 02:50 AM - 25 Feb 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite The film is currently streaming on Netflix, so if you haven't seen it yet, you should.